Columbus – External Payload Facility

The “Columbus” European Research Module was part of the payload aboard STS-122 launched to the ISS on Feb 7, 2008. This was mission 1E in the ISS assembly sequence.
Columbus was attached to the starboard port of Node 2 “Harmony”.

STS-122

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EPF1 Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR)
EPF2 European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF)
EPF3 empty
EPF4 empty

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STS-123

EPF1 Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR)
EPF2 European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF)
EPF3 empty
EPF4 MISSE 6

During an EVA on Mar 22, 2008 by the STS-123 crew, the MISSE-6 PEC A & PEC B were installed on EPF4.

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STS-128

During STS-128 mission, the crew removed the EuTEF payload from Columbus and placed it on the payload’s LMC for return to Earth. Also they returned an old empty ATA tank from P1 truss. The MISSE 6A & 6B were removed on Sep 1, 2009 as well and placed on the port side of the payload bay.

EPF1 Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR)
EPF2 empty
EPF3 empty
EPF4 empty

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CRS-3

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SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 was launched on Apr 18, 2014 carrying the OPALS and HDEV payloads in its trunk.
The HDEV payload was installed on Apr 30, 2014 on EPF4. See my post of the installation.

EPF1 Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR)
EPF2 empty
EPF3 empty
EPF4 HDEV

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CRS-4

On Sep 21, 2014, SpaceX Dragon CRS-4 (SpX-4) carried the ISS-RapidScat payload. It was placed on the EPF3 site via DEXTRE on Sep 30, 2014.

EPF1 Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR)
EPF2 empty
EPF3 ISS-RapidScat
EPF4 HDEV

Read my post of CRS-4 mission.
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No changes as of this post (Feb 2016)

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