Saturday, January 22, 2011

ISS Resupply

A quick succession of international space supply trucks will arrive on the International Space Station's loading docks early in 2011, dropping off more than 11 tons (10,000 kilograms) of food, computers, medical equipment and supplies, spare parts and experiment gear - not to mention the necessities of everyday human life in orbit. Space trucks from Japan, Europe and Russia will launch to the station in January and February, followed quickly by the space shuttle Discovery. More about this topic and more about equipment and cargo ships you can find HERE.

When HTV2 (Japaneese Cargo Ship) approaches the station, Expedition 26 astronauts will use the station's robotic arm, known as "Canadarm2" to grapple and berth it to the port.