It’s time for CRS-10 trunk payloads installation via the Canadarm2 and DEXTRE.
This post is based on information from the ISS On-Orbit Status Report from NASA. I am using my ISS papermodel to demonstrate the robotics involved in the installation of the payloads from Dragon CRS-10.
On Feb 24, 2017, the day after the Dragon CRS-10 was berthed to the Harmony module (see previous post), the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) was configured for external Dragon cargo operations, setting the way to extract the STP-H5 from Dragon’s trunk. The Trunk Cargo survey also took place.
On Feb 27, 2017, the Robotics Ground controllers maneuvered the SSRMS and DEXTRE to a translate configuration and translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite #6 to Worksite #7. Ahead of schedule, they maneuvered the SSRMS and DEXTRE to remove the OPALS payload from ELC-1.
On Feb 28, 2017, DEXTRE removed the STP-H5 payload from Dragon’s trunk.
Photos of the STP-H5 payload with RAVEN camera.
The STP-H5 was successfully installed and activated, one day earlier than originally planned.
Check here to learn about all the ELC-1 configurations up to this mission.
On March 1, 2017, the Robotics Ground Controllers translated the MT from Worksite #7 to WS6. Canadarm2 and DEXTRE were maneuvered back to the Harmony Node 2 module in preparation to start the extraction of the SAGE Instrument Panel.
Part 3: SAGE-III installation
Source: ISS On-Orbit Status Report