Advanced Training started for Astronauts to board the ISS||
Training Session 6 Finished|
The advanced training
session 6 was conducted from March 4 to 14, 2002 for NASDA astronaut Doi and NASA
astronaut Timothy J. (TJ) Creamer. At the end of the session certification was
given to each of them.
Timothy J. (TJ) Creamer
This concludes the advanced training that has been
conducted since December last year.
The next training will be conducted late
fall 2002, in which robot-arm, Exposed Facility, Exposed Logistics Module-Exposed
Section and Payloads will be picked up.
Takao Doi and NASA Astronaut Timothy J. Creamer listening to a description inside
the Pressurized Module Trainer.|
|Training using "Kibo"
to Press |
On March 4, the first day of the slot, the
training scene was opened to press. Total 13 media participated including TV,
press, and news agencies. First, they covered training scenes using "Kibo"
system trainer and "Kibo" Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized Section
Trainer (ELM-PS Trainer). Then a press conference took place. Astronauts Satoshi
Furukawa, Akihiko Hoshide, and Naoko Sumino who have already finished the same
training joined and they fielded the questions from the media.
Outline was explained to the press.
The advanced training of Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module, was started
at Tsukuba Space Center in December 2001 for astronauts who will work aboard the
ISS. The advanced training is one of the two training courses for astronauts who
will be assigned to the ISS, advanced training and increment training. Advanced
training is conducted by each international partner (IP). The training started
this month is for Kibo's Pressurized Module and Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized
- Training for astronauts to board the ISS
assigned to work aboard the ISS will be trained according to the flow shown below.
The advanced training will be conducted for astronauts who finished each IP's
basic training, in order to transfer knowledge and operations skills about ISS
systems and payload operations.
Learn basic skills and
technology necessary for astronauts.
ISS operation training (NASDA will conduct training related to Kibo.)
Training related to individual crew member's roles. (NASDA will
conduct training related to Kibo.)
for maintaining skills of astronauts who have finished all training courses.
- Participating Astronauts
attending Advanced Training this year
|NASDA||Takao Doi, Koichi Wakata, Soichi Noguchi, Satoshi Furukawa,
Akihiko Hoshide, and Naoko Sumino|
|NASA||Stephen K. Robinson,
Timothy J. Creamer|
|ESA||Leopold Eyharts (France), Thomas
Reiter (Germany), Pedro Duque (Spain) , Paolo Nespoli (Italy)|
- How training is conducted
The training will be conducted six times
by instructors in English, using training systems at the ISS Test Facility in
Tsukuba Space Center till March 2002. In each session, groups of two astronauts,
one from Japan and another from an IP, will attend the training.
is composed of summaries of Kibo's interior systems, operations of communication
systems, electric systems, thermal control systems, and environmental control
systems under normal and abnormal conditions. Combined operations of these systems
will also be taught.
- Future Plan
The advanced training
on Kibo Remote Manipulator System, Exposed Facility, Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed
Section and its Payloads will be conducted no earlier than fall 2002.
: March 14, 2002