Backdropped against a colourful part of Earth, this full view of the International Space Station (ISS) was photographed by a STS-114 crewmember onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery following the undocking of the two spacecraft. Discovery pulled away from the complex at 2:24 a.m. (CDT) on 6 August 2005. Background area includes upper part of the Caspian Sea. The dark area on the lower right (near the Soyuz) is the Volga Delta.
Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, the International Space Station moves away from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Earlier the STS-117 and Expedition 15 crews concluded about eight days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 9:42 a.m. (CDT) on 19 June 2007. Astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-117 pilot, was at the controls for the departure and fly-around, which gave Atlantis' crew a look at the station's new expanded configuration.
Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES), the first commercial Earth-sensing platform on the ISS, will further increase the Space Station's research capabilities. DLR will develop and deliver a Visual/Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer to be integrated with Teledyne's MUSES platform, currently being developed under a cooperative agreement with NASA. In future and among many other tasks, the spectrometer will provide valuable information on the atmospheres over oceans and their bio-geophysical composition. The instrument will occupy one of the four Earth-looking instrument sites on MUSES.
The International Space Station (ISS) consists of several accommodation and laboratory modules. On the exterior, robotic arms are installed to facilitate extravehicular activities by the astronauts. Currently, six astronauts are living and working in the orbiting research laboratory.
In February 2008, the European research module, Columbus, was transported on board a space shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS).
After assisting with attitude changes required for the docking and undocking of two Soyuz and two Progress spacecraft, the Japanese HTV cargo carrier and two space shuttles, the ATV-2 increased the altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) in a number of manoeuvres. In total, the orbit raising manoeuvres increased the orbit altitude by over 50 kilometres
In February the European space transporter Johannes Kepler delivered 7.1 tons of freight to the International Space Station (ISS). After four months in space, the ATV-2 undocked from the space station on 20 June 2011 and then burned up on re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.
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ATV Jules Verne docked with the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2008. This picture was taken from the Space Shuttle STS 124. The transporter, recognisable due to its X-shaped solar panels, can be seen on the left as an extension of the central axis of the ISS.
The Space Shuttle Discovery, docked to the Destiny laboratory of International Space Station (ISS), is featured in this image photographed by astronaut Stephen K. Robinson (out of frame), STS-114 mission specialist, during that day’s spacewalk. Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist representing Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is partially visible between Discovery’s payload bay and Destiny. The blackness of space and Earth’s horizon formed the backdrop for the image.
Astronauts Steven G. MacLean representing the Canadian Space Agency, and Daniel C. Burbank, both STS-115 mission specialists, participate in the second of three scheduled spacewalks for the Space Shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crew members as construction resumes on the orbital outpost. The two STS-115 mission specialists are translating along the side of one of the station's trusses.
Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, the International Space Station (ISS) is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews concluded 11 days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 4:32 a.m. (CST) on 5 November 2007.