Experiment Modul Kibo Pilot Training||
Japanese astronaut Souichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Michael Foreman
and Mark Lee conducted Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Kibo Pilot Training*1
from November 30 through December 13, 2000.
|Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section
(ELM-PS) Trainer (left)|
Pressurized Module Trainer (right)
Training : Preliminary training conducted to evaluate the contents of JEM training
NASDA is responsible for training ISS
Astronauts on JEM. This training includes Kibo Pressurized Module (PM) operation
training that is planned to be conducted after the basic
|Astronaut Noguchi receiving
|Astronaut Noguchi being trained in the Pressurized
The PM Training will be conducted using the PM Trainer,
the ELM-PS Trainer, and the "Kibo" System Trainer located at Tsukuba
Space Center. The purpose of this training is to learn about how to operate subsystems
including Communications, Power, Thermal Control, and Environmental Control.
NASDA intends to conduct PM Training for Japanese ISS astronauts in the fall
of 2001. A rehearsal called Pilot Training was conducted by three astronauts with
much training experience.
Through the Pilot Training, the astronauts
evaluate whether the training facility and materials are fully prepared and whether
the training is conducted with appropriate contents.
This is also training
for the instructors themselves. Through such training experiences, they will also
be trained and will be officially certified as training instructors.
simulation mockup for training|
PM Trainer and ELM-PS Trainer are life-size facility mockups equipped with pipes,
valves, fire extinguishers, and communication facilities to help astronauts learn
the equipment configuration and locations. The "Kibo" System Trainer
simulates laptop computers used inside Kibo to teach telemetry and command and
control systems. These systems are located at Tsukuba Space Center. In addition,
NASDA is also preparing an Airlock Trainer, Robot-arm Trainers, and an Experiment
|Pressurized Module Trainer|
Pilot Training is planned to be conducted twice;
the second training is planned in the summer of 2001 for Russian astronauts. Pilot
training and operation training for the Kibo Exposed Facility (EF) are scheduled
in 2002. This training will teach how to operate the Robot-arm, the EF, and Experiments.