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One year of Columbus Operations and First Experience with 6 Persons Crew

Sabath, Dieter and Schulze-Varnholt, D. (2009) One year of Columbus Operations and First Experience with 6 Persons Crew. 60th International Astronautical Congress, 12.-16. Okt. 2009, Daejeon, Korea.

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Abstract

On 12 February 2009 the first year of operation of the Columbus Module was passed. These 12 months of Columbus in orbit have shown a lot of successes of the whole Columbus operation teams but also has shown some open topics which have already been addressed to ensure a long-term operation of Columbus. In the first year 4 NASA racks were successfully relocated from Destiny module to the Columbus, reactivated and used by NASA for various experiments with support from Col-CC and other European centres. The first Columbus software transition in space from Cycle 10 to Cycle 11 to be compatible with the NASA R7 software upgrade has been performed smoothly in August 2008. Many European experiments performed by the USOCs like WAICOI (in the Biolab rack), Geoflow (in the FSL rack) and SOLO (using European, US and Russian assets) have been successfully supported by Columbus Flight Control Team (Col-FCT).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110760/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:One year of Columbus Operations and First Experience with 6 Persons Crew
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sabath, Dieterdieter.sabath (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schulze-Varnholt, D.eads space transportation gmbh, 88039 friedrichshafen, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2009
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Columbus Operations, Flight Control Team, Col-FCT, Col-CC
Event Title:60th International Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Daejeon, Korea
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-16. Okt. 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumflugbetrieb / Kontrollzentrums-Technologie
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mission Operations
Deposited By: Schneider, Beatrice
Deposited On:25 Jan 2017 16:17
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:08

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