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STS-122 Atlantis - Flight Day #5 : Unberthing Columbus



EVA-1 : Rex Walheim & Stanley Love : BEGINS 08:35AM CST : ENDS 03:05PM CST

ATLANTIS / ISS CREW WAKE UP (ORBIT #58 :: 03:45AM CST)
EVA #1 PREPARATIONS RESUME (ORBIT #58 :: 04:20AM CST)
SHUTTLE KU-BAND ANTENNA STOW FOR COLUMBUS MODULE UNBERTHING CLEARANCE (ORBIT #61 :: 08:15AM CST)
PDGF INSTALLATION (ORBIT #62 :: 10:35AM CST)
SRMS GRAPPLE OF COLUMBUS MODULE (ORBIT #64 :: 12:50PM CST)
P1 NTA (Nitrogen Tank Assembly) REMOVAL PREPARATIONS (ORBIT #64 :: 01:05PM CST)
SSRMS UNBERTH OF COLUMBUS MODULE (ORBIT #64 :: 01:10PM CST)

AZ 80 = INTERNATIONAL CODE = COLUMBUS UNBERTHING.

Columbus Becomes Part of Station :: Today, STS-122 and Expedition 16 crew members used the International Space Station’s robotic arm to attach the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory to the station’s Harmony module. STS-122 Mission Specialists Leland Melvin and Daniel Tani, along with Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Leopold Eyharts, used the orbital outpost’s robotic arm to complete the installation at 4:44 p.m. EST. During STS-122’s first spacewalk, Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Stanley Love bolted the Power and Data Grapple Fixture - PDGF - to the Columbus module. The PDGF provided a grapple point to which the station’s robotic arm could attach. The spacewalkers completed some work to prepare for the removal of the Nitrogen Tank Assembly (NTA), a part of the station’s thermal control system, from the P1 truss. Removal of this assembly, as well as installation of a new one, will be performed during STS-122’s next spacewalk. The NTA will be replaced because its nitrogen is running low. Walheim and Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel will continue preparing Columbus for its work during STS-122’s second spacewalk, slated to take place Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. + ReelNASA @ YouTube

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