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Flight Day 6

Last Updated: June 6, 2008

Mission’s second spacewalk (Image credit: NASA)

Aboard the ISS, all the racks in the Kibo Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized Section (ELM-PS) were moved out and transferred to the Pressurized Module (PM), and the hatch of the ELM-PS was closed in preparation for tomorrow's relocation of the ELM-PS.

The racks transferred to the PM on FD5 and FD6 were as follows;
  • EPS1 (Electrical Power System 1) rack (A-string system)
  • DMS1 (Data Management System 1) rack (A-string system)
  • WS (Workstation) rack
  • ICS (Inter-Orbit Communication System) rack
  • SAIBO rack
  • RYUTAI rack
  • JRSR (JEM Resupply Stowage Rack)
  • JEMRMS (JEM Robotic Manipulator System) rack (JEMRMS console)

When the Kibo (A-string) system racks were connected to the respective rack places in the PM, the JAXA flight control team (JFCT) at TKSC sent commands to activate those A-string systems for the final activation of the module. The JFCT also activated the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) rack.

The mission's second spacewalk (EVA#2) was conducted in parallel with the above intervehicular & telecontrol activities. The EVA#2 began at 0:04 a.m. today and lasted 7hours and 11 minutes. The EVA crew completed all the planned tasks plus some additional tasks. The EVA#2 was mainly focused on the outfitting of the PM exterior, and preparation for the ELM-PS relocation.

Hoshide's activities on FD6

His activities today centered on the outfitting of the PM inside. He transferred the racks from the ELM-PS to the PM. He connected the cables of the racks for the final activation of the PM. Also he set up the JEMRMS rack (JEMRMS console).
After all the racks were moved out of the ELM-PS, he closed the hatch of the ELM-PS in preparation for the relocation.

For more information, please log on to NASA STS-124 Status Report.

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