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Conducting Research on the International Space Station Using the EXPRESS Rack FacilitiesEXPRESS Racks provide capability for payload access to ISS resources. The successful on-orbit operations and versatility of the EXPRESS Rack has facilitated the operations of many scientific areas, with the promise of continued payload support for years to come. EXPRESS Racks are currently deployed in the US Lab, Columbus and JEM. Process improvements and enhancements continue to improve the accommodations and make the integration and operations process more efficient. Payload Integration Managers serve as the primary interface between the ISS Program and EXPRESS Payload Developers. EXPRESS Project coordinates across multiple functional areas and organizations to ensure integrated EXPRESS Rack and subrack products and hardware are complete, accurate, on time, safe, and certified for flight. NASA is planning to expand the EXPRESS payload capacity by developing new Basic Express Racks expected to be on ISS in 2018.
Document ID
20140016876
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Thompson, Sean W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Lake, Robert E. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
December 2, 2014
Publication Date
October 22, 2014
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
M15-4161
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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