Flight Events – International Space Station 2013

Here is the current calendar of flight events for 2013 for International Space Station as listed on the Forum at NASASpaceFlight on 21 November 2012:

2013

  • Complete
  • Upcoming
  • January 17 – ISS orbit’s reboost by Progress M-17M engines
  • February 6 – ISS orbit’s reboost by Progress M-17M engines
  • February 10 – Progress M-16M undocking (from Pirs)
  • February 11 – Progress M-18M launch
  • February 11 – Progress M-18M docking (to Pirs)
  • March 1 – Dragon (SpX-2) launch
  • March 3 – Dragon (SpX-2) capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
  • March 15 – Soyuz TMA-06M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Novitskiy, Tarelkin, Ford]
  • March 28 – Soyuz TMA-08M launch [Vinogradov, Misurkin, Cassidy] and docking (to Poisk)
  • April 2 – Dragon (SpX-2) unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and releasing by SSRMS
  • April – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-32) from Pirs airlock [Vinogradov, Romanenko]
  • April 15 – Progress M-17M undocking (from Zvezda)
  • April 18 – ATV-4 “Albert Einstein” launch
  • April 23 – Progress M-18M undocking (from Pirs)
  • April 24 – Progress M-19M launch
  • April 26 – Progress M-19M docking (to Pirs)
  • May 1 – ATV-4 “Albert Einstein” docking (to Zvezda)
  • May 14 – Soyuz TMA-07M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Romanenko, Hadfield, Marshburn]
  • May 28 – Soyuz TMA-09M launch [Yurchikhin, Parmitano, Nyberg]
  • May 30 – Soyuz TMA-09M docking (to Rassvet)
  • June – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-33) from Pirs airlock [Yurchikhin, Misurkin]
  • July 23 – Progress M-19M undocking (from Pirs)
  • July 24 – Progress M-20M launch
  • July 26 – Progress M-20M docking (to Pirs)
  • August 4 – HTV-4 “Kounotori-4” launch
  • August 9 – HTV-4 “Kounotori-4” capture and berthing (to Harmony nadir) by SSRMS
  • August – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-34) from Pirs airlock [Yurchikhin, Misurkin]
  • August – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-35) from Pirs airlock [Yurchikhin, Misurkin]
  • September 6 – HTV-4 “Kounotori-4” unberthing (from Harmony nadir) and release by SSRMS
  • September 11 – Soyuz TMA-08M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Vinogradov, Misurkin, Cassidy]
  • September 25 – Soyuz TMA-10M launch [Kotov, Ryazanskiy, Hopkins] and docking (to Poisk)
  • October – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-36) from Pirs airlock [Yurchikhin, Ryazanskiy]
  • October 15 – ATV-4 “Albert Einstein” undocking (from Zvezda)
  • October 16 – Progress M-21M launch
  • October 18 – Progress M-21M docking (to Zvezda)
  • November 10 – Soyuz TMA-09M undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Yurchikhin, Parmitano, Nyberg]
  • November 25 – Soyuz TMA-11M launch [Tyurin, Wakata, Mastracchio]
  • November 27 – Soyuz TMA-11M docking (to Rassvet)
  • December – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-37) from Pirs airlock [Tyurin, Ryazanskiy]
  • December 11 (TBD) – MLM launch (or 2014)
  • December 18 – Progress M-20M with Pirs module undocking (from Zvezda nadir)
  • December 20 (TBD) – MLM docking (to Zvezda nadir) (or 2014)

2014

  • January – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-38) from Poisk airlock [Tyurin, Ryazanskiy]
  • January – spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-39) from Poisk airlock [Tyurin, Ryazanskiy]
  • January – spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA-21) from Quest airlock
  • January – spacewalk (ISS U.S. EVA-22) from Quest airlock
  • February 5 – Progress M-22M launch
  • February 7 – Progress M-22M docking (to MLM nadir)
  • March 12 – Soyuz TMA-10M undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Kotov, Ryazanskiy, Hopkins]
  • March 25 – Progress M-22M undocking (from MLM nadir)
  • March 26 – Soyuz TMA-12M launch [Skvortsov, Artemyev, Swanson]
  • March 28 – Soyuz TMA-12M docking (to MLM nadir)

Updated 1 January 2013


Flight Events 2012

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Launch Schedule – Japan 2013

Here is the current calendar for 2013 for Japan’s satellites and rocket launch vehicles as listed on the Forum at NASASpaceFlight on 15 November 2012:

2013

  • Complete
  • Upcoming
  • January 27 (04:00-06:00 UTC) – H-2A (F-22) – IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
  • TBD – (Dnepr) – WNISAT-1
  • TBD – (Dnepr) – HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
  • TBD – (Dnepr) – ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
  • NET July 15 – H-2B – HTV4 (Kounotori)
  • Aug.-Sep – Epsilon – SPRINT-A / EXCEED
  • December- H-2A – ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT; RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)

2014

  • June- H-2A – GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communications test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
  • Aug – H-2A – Astro-H
  • ?? – (Cyclone-4) – Nano-JASMINE
  • ?? – H-2B – HTV5 (Kounotori)
  • ?? – H-2A – IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
  • ?? – H-2A – IGS Radar-Spare
  • Summer – H-2A – Himawari-8
  • Dec- H-2A – Hayabusa-2
  • NET FY2014 – Epsilon – ASNARO-2

Last updated 1 January 2013

2012 Launches
2011 Launches

HTV-3 Docked to the International Space Station

Capture
Japanese HTV-3 Kounitori ready for Capture at the ISS
Image Credit: NASA TV

The Kounitori-3 (HTV-3) was captured by the ISS robotic arm at 9:23 p.m. on July 27 (Japan Standard Time) and berthed at the ISS at 2:31 a.m. on July 28. The Kounitori-3 was launched by the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No.3 on 21 July. ISS astronauts will take cargo out from the Pressurized and Unpressurized Logistic Carriers into the ISS.

The cargo loaded aboard Kounitori-3 includes:

1.1 metric tons of unpressurized cargo for the Kibo Exposed Facility (EF)

  • Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE)
  • NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Testbed (SCAN Testbed)

3.5 metric tons of pressurized cargo

  • Aquatic Habitat (AQH)
  • JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) and five small satellites (CubeSats)
  • Re-entry Data Recorder (i-Ball), ReEntry Breakup Recorder (REBR)
  • Catalytic Reactor (ORU, a part of water processing system)
  • Kibo’s coolant water circulation pump
  • Food and other daily necessities for the ISS astronauts

Mating
Japanese HTV-3 Kounitori Prior to Mating with the Harmony Module
Image Credit: NASA TV

Hatch Open
Hatch Open to Kounitori. Ready for Cargo Transfer.
Image Credit: NASA TV

Additional images of the HTV-3 mission can be found here.

HTV-3 Launch by H-IIB

H-IIB
Japanese H-IIB Rocket on the Pad at Tanegashima Space Center at T-30 Minutes
Image Credit: JAXA TV

At 6:36 PM Phoenix time (0136 UTC 21 July), we are at T-30 minutes and counting. All systems are go. Weather is showing some lightening in the area but no concern at the moment.

Now T-60 seconds.

Launch. All systems are nominal.

The H-IIB launched into the low clouds.

At T+2:10 the boosters have separated.

Flight is smooth at 3 minutes into the flight. Fairing separation confirmed.

T+5 minutes.

16 minutes into the flight and Kounitori-3 is on her way to the International Space Station (ISS). Docking is expected to occur on 27 July with the Harmony Node.

HTV-3 Resupply Mission to International Space Station

HII-B
Japanese H-IIB Rocket on the Pad at Tanegashima Space Center
Image Credit: JAXA TV

At 8:00 AM Japan Standard Time (JST) (1700 UTC), the H-IIB launcher was quietly counting down toward liftoff, currently scheduled for 7:06 PM Phoenix time (0206 UTC 21 July, 11:06 AM JST).

You can find updates at the JAXA web site, or follow the launch live on NASA TV, beginning at 6:15 PM Phoenix time.

We are now at T-2 Hours until launch.

The cargo loaded aboard Kounitori-3 includes:

1.1 metric tons of unpressurized cargo for the Kibo Exposed Facility (EF)

  • Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE)
  • NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Testbed (SCAN Testbed)

3.5 metric tons of pressurized cargo

  • Aquatic Habitat (AQH)
  • JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) and five small satellites (CubeSats)
  • Re-entry Data Recorder (i-Ball), ReEntry Breakup Recorder (REBR)
  • Catalytic Reactor (ORU, a part of water processing system)
  • Kibo’s coolant water circulation pump
  • Food and other daily necessities for the ISS astronauts

Japan Prepares Kounitori 3 for ISS Resupply Mission

HTV-3
Mission Patch For JAXA HTV-3 Resupply Mission
Image Credit: JAXA

Japan is expected to launch their third resupply to the International Space Station (ISS), at 7:18 PM Phoenix Time Friday, 20 July (0218 UTC Saturday 21 July).

HTV-3
HTV-3 Mating to the H-II Rocket
Image Credit: JAXA

Soyuz TMA-05M Launched Toward the International Space Station

TMA-05M Crew
Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide
Image Credit: NASA

Soyuz TMA-05M launched as planned from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Saturday 14 July at 7:40 PM Phoenix time (0240 UTC 15 July).

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Japan’s Aki Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko will join other crew members on the International Space Station (ISS).

The Soyuz TMA-05M is expected to dock with the orbiting complex on Tuesday.

Japan is expected to launch their third resupply mission at 7:18 PM Phoenix Time Friday, 20 July (0218 UTC Saturday 21 July).

TMA-05M Ignition
Ignition of the Soyuz Rocket with TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Ascent
Ascent of the Soyuz Rocket
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Crew
Crew of TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft on Ascent
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Schedule
Schedule for the TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft
Image Credit: NASA TV