Status Report

Express Logistics Carrier-3 Installed on Station

By SpaceRef Editor
May 18, 2011
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Express Logistics Carrier-3 Installed on Station

Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3), was handed off from shuttle Endeavour’s robotic arm to the International Space Station arm and attached to the left side of the station’s truss structure. ELC-3 holds spare hardware for future station use, including an ammonia tank, a high pressure gas tank, a cargo transport container, two S-band antenna assemblies and a spare arm for DEXTRE, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator.

Station crew member Ron Garan goes to sleep at 2:26 p.m., followed 30 minutes later by Endeavour’s crew. The remaining station crew members go to sleep at about 5:30 p.m.

NASA Television will carry a Mission Management Team (MMT) news briefing at 4 p.m. with LeRoy Cain, MMT chair and deputy shuttle program manager.

SpaceRef staff editor.