CRS-10 Robotics – SAGE III installation

Continuing with the robotics operations with the Canadarm2 and DEXTRE, this post will demonstrate the SAGE III installation via my ISS and DEXTRE papermodels.

The SAGE III payload

On my previous post, the STP-H5 payload was installed on ELC-1.

On March 2, 2017, the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) was reconfigured for the start of the SAGE III extraction from Dragon’s trunk.
On March 3, 2017, the SAGE III instrument panel (IP) was extracted from the Dragon CRS-10 trunk.

DEXTRE’s arm is approaching to extract the SAGE IP

View of the trunk after the SAGE IP extraction

The SAGE IP was then maneuvered and installed on DEXTRE’s EOTP (Enhanced Orbital Replacement Unit Temporary Platform).

Then DEXTRE was reconfigured to extract the SAGE Nadir Viewing Platform (NVP) from the trunk.

SAGE NVP is being pulled out of the trunk.

Dragon’s trunk is empty.

DEXTRE is shown holding all the payloads so far.

Dextre was maneuvered to remove the OPALS payload from the EOTP and to install it back on the trunk for disposal.

The OPALS was installed on the trunk on FRAM 3.

On March 6, 2017, ground controllers maneuvered the Mobile Servicing System translating DEXTRE and Canadarm2 to be in position to remove the Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM).

DEXTRE’s arm is in position to getting closer to the ELC-4

ELC-4 showing the RRM to be removed.

DEXTRE approaching to RRM

DEXTRE’s arm 2 is now holding the RRM.

RRM payload was brought to ISS via STS-135 in July 2011.

Ahead of schedule, ground controllers proceeded to install the SAGE NVP onto ELC-4 with DEXTRE’s arm 1.

The SAGE NVP is now installed onto ELC-4.

Another view of the SAGE NVP installed onto ELC-4.

On March 8, 2017, the SAGE IP was installed on the SAGE NVP.

A closeup of the SAGE III

On March 9, 2017, ground controllers installed the RRM onto DEXTRE’s EOTP.

Another payload needed to be removed for disposal is the MISSE Flight Support Equipment component (MISSE FSE).

On March 13, 2017, ground controllers temporarily removed a spare Direct Current Switching Unit (DCSU) on ELC-2 pallet to provide access to the removal of the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE).

ELC-2 showing the location of the MISSE FSE to be removed.

On March 14, 2017, the MISSE FSE was installed on the trunk.

Dextre has now removed the MISSE FSE.

MISSE FSE location on the trunk on FRAM 2.

On March 15, 2017, the RRM was unstowed from DEXTRE’s EOTP and installed on Dragon’s trunk on FRAM 1.

Dragon’s trunk showing all 3 disposable payloads.

This ends the robotics operations for Dragon CRS-10.

Check here to learn about all the ELC-4 configurations up to this mission.

Check here to learn about all the ELC-2 configurations up to this mission.

Next: Dragon CRS-10 departure

Source: ISS On Orbit Status Report

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