The experiments to be operated on Kibo’s Exposed Facility (EF) will be integrated into the standard EF payload whose size is 0.8m x 1.0m x 1.85m with a weight less than 500kg. The EF can accommodate 10 JEM EF payloads. The EF will supply electrical power, coolant fluid, and communications to those payloads.
Up to three standard JEM EF payloads being attached on the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES) can be launched to the ISS aboard the Space Shuttle, and up to three standard JEM EF payloads being attached on an Exposed Pallet (EP) can be delivered to the ISS aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Once arriving at the ISS, the ELM-ES and the EP will be installed on the EF by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Kibo’s robotic arm, called JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS). After that, the JEMRMS will relocate the standard JEM EF payloads to the EF.
Of the ten JEM EF payloads, five are for JAXA’s JEM EF payloads and five are for NASA’s. JAXA’s three JEM EF payloads were set up in 2009 on EF.
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