ExPRESS Logistics Carrier – 2

The ELC-2 was also part of the STS-129 payload, launched on Nov 16, 2009.

STS-129

Original configuration (top or inboard)
FRAM 1 Cargo Transport Container-3 (CTC-3)
FRAM 2 empty
FRAM 3 MISSE base
FRAM 4 High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) O2
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

Original configuration (keel or outboard) configuration as of this post (Feb 2016)
FRAM 6 Pump Module (PM0005)
FRAM 7 empty
FRAM 8 Mobile Transporter Trailing Umbilical System-Reel Assembly (MT TUS-RA)
FRAM 9 Nitrogen Tank Assembly (NT0003)

The HPGT Oxygen tank was removed from the pallet and was installed on the QUEST Airlock during an EVA.

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Inboard configuration on S3 truss
FRAM 1 Cargo Transport Container-3 (CTC-3)
FRAM 2 empty
FRAM 3 MISSE-7 (added during EVA on 11/23/09)
FRAM 4 empty
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

ELC-2 is located on the S3 truss at the PAS-1 attachment site.

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On Dec 24, 2010 DEXTRE (SPDM) moved the CTC-3 from FRAM-1 to FRAM-2 during a robotic test.

Inboard configuration after DEXTRE test
FRAM 1 empty
FRAM 2 CTC-3
FRAM 3 MISSE-7
FRAM 4 empty
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

Download file here

STS-134 Added MISSE-8 replacing MISSE-7 on 5/20/11
STS-135 Added MISSE-8 “ORMatE-III exposure plate” on 7/12/11

On Jan 2013, the DEXTRE (SPDM) relocated ORUs between ESP-2 and ELC-2. CTC-3 was moved to ESP-2 in exchange of a DCSU and a failed MBSU.

Inboard configuration after ORUs relocation
FRAM 1 failed MBSU
FRAM 2 DCSU
FRAM 3 MISSE-8 ORMatE-III
FRAM 4 empty
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

On 7/9/13 Exp.36 EVA22 retrieved the MISSE-8 and ORMatE-III experiments but left the MISSE Flight Support Equipment (FSE) on ELC-2.

Inboard configuration after ORUs relocation
FRAM 1 failed MBSU
FRAM 2 DCSU
FRAM 3 MISSE FSE
FRAM 4 empty
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

On March 13, 2017 during Dragon CRS-10 Robotics operations, DEXTRE removed the MISSE FSE from FRAM3 for disposal.

Inboard configuration after ORUs relocation
FRAM 1 failed MBSU
FRAM 2 DCSU
FRAM 3 empty
FRAM 4 empty
FRAM 5 Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG102)

No changes as of this post (March 2017)

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