KIBO’s Exposed Facility payloads

Here is a compilation of photos showing all the changes to KIBO’s Exposed Facility pallet.

STS-127

Endeavour on STS-127 carried the Exposed Facility to the ISS on July 15, 2009.

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Exposed Facility diagram:

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The STS-127 payload consisted on the Exposed Facility and its first three payloads. These were MAXI (attachment point 1), ICS-EF (attachment point 7) and SEDA-AP (attachment point 9).

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HTV-1

The next mission, the Japanese cargo ship HTV-1 launched on Sep 10, 2009 carried payloads SMILES and HREP.

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Another view showing the HREP.

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On April 21, 2010, the SMILES payload malfunctioned and will be temporarily relocated to attachment point EFU#5 from #3 in the future.

HTV-3

HTV-3 was next carrying payloads MCE and the SCaN Testbed on July 21, 2012. The MCE payload was attached to the Exposed Facility.

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ISS Status Report 5/9/14:
Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) relocation: SMILES was relocated from Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM EF) position 3 to JEM EF position 5. This was performed in order to make room for the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) payload which is due to arrive on the SpaceX-5 vehicle and be mounted to JEM EF position 3. The SMILES investigation aims to globally map stratospheric trace gases by means of a highly sensitive submillimeter receiver.

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CRS-5

Dragon CRS-5 carried the CATS payload on Jan 10, 2015. The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System was finally installed on EFU#3 by Kibo’s robotic arm on Jan 22, 2015.

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