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  • General Documents
  • ISS 2A.2b Operations
  • ISS 3A Operations
  • ISS 4A Operations
  • ISS 5A Operations
  • ISS 5A.1 Operations
  • ISS Expedition 1 Operations
  • MPLM Procedures
  • Progress Cargo Vehicle Procedures
  • Service Module (Zvezda) Operations
  • FGB (Zarya) Operations
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Personnel
  • Malfunction and Emergency Operations
  • NASA MSS and Robotics Operations Documents


  • General Documents

  • International Space Station Familiarization, TD9702A, Mission Operations Directorate, Space Flight Training Division, July 31, 1998 [Acrobat 6.2 MB]

    This 400 page document provides an overview of ISS sytems, elements, and operations.

  • ISS User's Guide-Release 2.0, April 2000, NASA [Acrobat 5.9 MB]

    According to this document's introduction: "The International Space Station Useršs Guide is an introductory guide to the research capabilities of the ISS. It is designed to provide a top-level overview of the ISS research program, the available research hardware on ISS, and the necessary steps for getting experiments on board the Station. By reading the Useršs Guide, the external researcher should be able to determine whether the ISS might be a viable platform for their research, where in the NASA research organization they might fit, and how to go about getting into the ISS research program."


    ISS 2A.2b Operations

  • International Space Station Operations Checklist, ISS-2A.2A & 2A.2B, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, Revision B, August 15, 2000 [English - Acrobat]

    This document contains detailed procedures for astronauts to follow during docking and egress operations; equipment transfer, installation, and activation; and stowage. This document is 448 pages long and includes detailed diagrams and numerous photographs.

  • International Space Station Ground Handbook Specific ISS-2A.2B, JSC-48516-2A.2B Mission Operations Directorate Operations Division Final, Revision A June 9, 2000 [English - Acrobat]

    This 215 page document contains procedures to be followed by mission control personnel in Houston (MCC-H) and Moscow (MCC-M) before and during Shuttle approach; during docking and docked operations; and during and after Shuttle departure.

  • International Space Station Malfunction Checklist ISS-2A.2A & 2A.2B, JSC-48501-2A.2A&B, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, Revision B, August 17, 2000 [English - Acrobat] This 500 page document contains on-orbit procedures, ISS system schematics, and hardware photographs for use in dealing with potential malufunctions astronauts might encounter on the ISS.


    ISS 3A Operations

  • International Space Station - ISS/Shuttle Joint Operations Book, ISS-3A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, Revision A, 20 September 2000 [Acrobat 812K]

    This document contains the procedures the STS-92/ISS-3A crew will use as they approach, dock, undock, and depart the ISS - as well as procedures involved with delivery of cargo and other ISS components.

  • International Space Station - Assembly Operations Book ISS-3A, JSC-48502-3A, Mission Operations Directorate Operations Division, Final, 21 September 2000 [Acrobat 1.5 MB]

    This document deals with Z1 Truss installation and activation.

  • International Space Station Malfunction Checklist ISS-3A, JSC-48501-3A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Basic, Revision A, 20 September 2000 [Acrobat 10.6 MB]

    This document contains procedures, flowcharts, photographs, and schematics that depict a wide range of procedures to follow should hardware malfunction during mission ISS-3A.

  • International Space Station Ground Handbook, Specific, ISS-3A, JSC-48516-3A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, 13 June 2000 [Acrobat 444K]

    This document contains procedures to be followed by Mission Control personnel in Houston and Moscow.

  • International Space Station - Operations Checklist, ISS-3A, JSC-48500-3A Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, 19 September 2000 [Acrobat 4.1 MB]

    This document covers all aspects of docked operations between the Space Shuttle and the ISS during the ISS-3A mission.


    ISS 4A Operations

  • International Space Station Assembly Operations Book ISS-4A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48502-4A, 14 November 2000 [Acrobat 6.5 MB]

    This 741 page document contains procedures, diagrams, photos, and flow charts for the installation and activation of hardware and systems during flight ISS-4A.

  • International Space Station ISS/Shuttle Joint Operations Book ISS-4A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, 10 November 2000, JSC-48503-4A [Acrobat 4.7 MB]

    This 245 page document describes the proximity operations, docking, joint operations, undocking and departure procedures between the shuttle and the Space Station during mission ISS-4A.

  • International Space Station Crew Support Group (CSG) 4A Crew Support Systems ISS-4A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, Final, 15 November 2000, JSC-48535-4A [Acrobat 4.7 MB]

    This 247 page document describes the a wide range of crew operations including computer setup, network operations, stowage, and various monitoring systems during mission ISS-4A. Numerous charts, diagrams, and flow charts are included.

  • International Space StationMaintenance & Repair Group (MRG) In-Flight Maintenance Book ISS-4A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, 20 November 2000, JSC-48513-4A, [Acrobat 14.2 MB]

    This 357 page document covers a wide range of maintainence and repiar procedures. Multiple flow charts, diagrams, drawings, and photographs are included.


    ISS 5A.1 Operations

  • International Space Station ISS/Shuttle Joint Operations, Book ISS-5A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48503-5A, 19 December 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 203 page document describes joint ISS and Space Shuttle operations before, during and after docking - and during undocking and separation.

  • International Space Station Assembly Operations Book ISS-5A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48502-5A, 16 August 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 541 page document contains procedures, diagrams, photos, and flow charts for the installation and activation of hardware and systems during flight 5A.

  • International Space Station Complex Operations Group Assembly Malfunctions Book ISS-5A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48532-5A, 24 August 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 267 page document deals with a wide variety of possible malfunctions and contingency scenarios.


    ISS 5A Operations

  • International Space Station Assembly Operations Book ISS-5A, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48502-5A.1, 1 November 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 395 page document contains procedures, diagrams, photos, and flow charts for the installation and activation of hardware and systems during flight 5A.1.

  • International Space Station ISS/Shuttle Joint Operations Book ISS-5A.1, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48503-5A.1, 2 November 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 193 page document describes various procedures during joint operations between shuttle and ISS during docked operations and during the docking and undocking process.

  • International Space Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Book, ISS-5A.1, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48533-5A.1, 1 November 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 153 page document deals with a wide variety of procedures and operations involving the MPLM that will be docked with the ISS during mission ISS-5A.1.


    Expedition Flights

  • International Space Station Ground Handbook All Expedition Flights, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48516-E1&E2, 22 September 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 601 page document describes ground procedures to be used on Expedition 1 and Expedition 2.

  • International Space Station Electrical Power Group (EPG) Electrical Power System, All Expedition Flights, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48506-E1, 7 September 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 461 page document contains procedures for the activation and operaiton of electrical power systems aboard the ISS.

  • International Space Station Thermal Control Group (TCG) Thermal Control System All Expedition Flights, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, JSC-48508-E1, 7 September 2000 [Acrobat]

    This 389 page document contains procedues for the activation and operation of ISS thermal control systems.


    MPLM Procedures

  • International Space Station Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Book 6A, Mission Operations Directorate, JSC-48633-6A, 3 April 2001 [Acrobat]

    This 159 page document deals with all aspects of docking, undocking, loading, and unloading of the MPLM on the STS-100/ISS-6A mission.


    Progress Cargo Vehicle Procedures

  • Progress Cargo Vehicle Transfer Operations, Part 1, Mission Operations Directorate, 10 August 2000 [English - Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

  • Progress Cargo Vehicle Transfer Operations, Part 2, Appendix 1, Mission Operations Directorate, 10 August 2000 [English - Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    According to the introduction to these documents "this book is intended for performing cargo transfer operations in Progress and on stowing equipment in SM and Progress." These documents contain diagrams and detailed procedures for the transfer of times from the Progress Vehicle currently docked with the ISS.


    Service Module (Zvezda) Operations

  • Service Module Press Kit, July 2000, NASA [Acrobat]

    This document was developed in conjunction with the launch of the Service Module in July 2000.

  • Service Module Layout Drawings, NASA JSC, [Plane 1 - Adobe Acrobat] [Plane 2 - Adobe Acrobat] [Forward - Adobe Acrobat]

    These three drawings contain detailed descriptions of the external features of the Service Module and were produced for the STS-106 mission.

  • Service Module Onboard Computer System Manual Controls, 25 October 1999 [English - Acrobat]

    This 74 page document contains a detailed description of the computer system manual controls within the Service Module including the Russian laptop computer, the TORU docking system, and other control and information interfaces.

  • Service Module Docking Overview, SFOC-FL2212 Basic, Rev. A, NASA JSC [Word] [Acrobat]

    This 3 page document describes the approach and docking procedures for the Service Module and the ISS.

  • Service Module Life Support Systems, Book 1, Mission Operations Directorate, 1 October 2000[Acrobat]

    According to this document's introduction "These crew procedures contain information for the crew about procedures and rules for water supply equipment, food supply subsystem, sanitary hygiene equipment, and their schematics These crew procedures are intended for trained crew members who have completed the full training course and simulations These crew procedures may be updated pending ISS assembly, systems modification and procedure validation at simulators and training facilities". This 54 page document contains numerous graphics and diagrams describing contains detailed schematics of the Service Module's life support systems and its operations.

  • Service Module Atmosphere Revitalization Subsystem, Book 2, Mission Operations Directorate, 9 October 2000[Acrobat]

    According to this document's introduction "This book contains information for the crew about procedures and rules for the atmosphere revitalization subsystem, Elektron, Vozdukh, Micropurification Unit, and Fire Detection and Suppression Subsystem operations, as well as their schematic and operation logic. This book is intended for well-trained crewpersons who have completed the full training course and simulations." This 104 page document contains numerous graphics and diagrams describing contains detailed schematics of the Service Module's life support systems and its operations.

  • Service Module Communication System, Mission Operations Directorate, 25 September 2000 [Acrobat]

    According to the document's introduction "The book contains procedures on the voice and telegraph comm system, TV system, command radio system, onboard measurement system operations, their respective schematics and operation logic The book is intended for trained crew members who have completed the full training course and simulations." This document is 116 pages long and contains detailed schematics of the Service Module's communication system (with some terminology and labels in Russian).

  • Service Module Thermal Control System, Mission Operations Directorate, 20 Sep 2000[Acrobat]

    This 53 page document covers operations and design features of the Service Module's Thermal System.

  • Service Module Power System, Mission Operations Directorate, [English -Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    This document provides "SM Power Supply System crew procedures and commands for the operation, and procedures and rules for Internal Lighting System operations. These crew procedures are intended for fully-trained crew members who have completed the whole training course and simulations. These crew procedures may be updated pending ISS assembly, systems modification and procedure validation at simulators and training facilities, and as a result of ground tests."

  • Service Module Control and Navigation Systems, Mission Operations Directorate, 25 October 1999, [English -Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    This 70 page document contains crew procedures and overall system operations for Service Module guidance, navigation, and control activites associated with normal operations, docking and undocking, and troubleshooting. It also includes a description of the operation of the reaction control and main propulsion systems. This document contains Russian laptop computer screen displays, checklists, and system schematics.

  • Service Module Video and Audio Systems, Mission Operations Directorate, [ Acrobat]

    This 40 page document describes the operations and activation of the video and audio systems in the Service Module. Included are various diagrams and schematics.

  • Inflight Maintenance - Intravehicular Activity - Installation/Deinstallation - Flight 2A.2B: SM/FGB.1, , Mission Operations Directorate, 9 August 2000 [English - Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    According to this document's introduction: "this crew procedures book covers 2A.2B Inflight Maintenance Intravehicular Activity Installation/Deinstallation Tasks and contains information for the crew on the inflight maintenance and repair operations. The book contents and presentation format are intended for fully-trained crew members." This 58 page document contains detailed procedures, diagrams, and photographs describing the installation and activation of hardware within the Service Module and the FGB.

  • Russian Segment Operations, 2A.2B Flight, Mission Operations Directorate, 10 August 2000 [English - Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    "Russian Segment Operations book contains crew procedures for RS onboard systems operation, subject to activation and subsequent deactivation during flight 2A .2B. The book is intended for fully-trained crewmembers. This document may change pending systems modification and procedure validation at simulators and training facilities. Sections from 1 to 1 3 have been developed by RSC-E, step 3.7 have been developed by NASA."

  • Integrated Russian Segment Activation/Deactivation, 20 June 2000, Mission Operations Directorate[English - Acrobat] [Russian - Acrobat]

    According to this 74 page document's introduction: "These Activation/Deactivation crew procedures contain: the flight procedures the 2R crew performs with RS onboard systems, subject to activation prior to their nominal operation; the flight procedures the 2R crew performs with RS onboard systems, subject to deactivation prior to re-docking Soyuz to another port; -the flight procedures the 2R crew performs with RS onboard systems, subject to activation after re-docking Soyuz to another port. These crew procedures are intended for trained crewmembers who have completed the full training course and simulations. These crew procedures may be updated pending ISS assembly, systems modification and procedure validation at simulators and training facilities."


    FGB (Zarya) Operations

  • Functional Cargo Block Inflight Maintenance Intravehicular Activity, Mission Operations Directorate, 5 May 1999 [English] [Russian]

    This document contains procedures for the maintenance and repair of systems within the FGB (Zarya) module. This document is 119 pages long and contains detailed schematics of the FGB's systems (with some terminology and labels in Russian).

  • Functional Cargo Block Systems Operations, Mission Operations Directorate, 1 October 1998 English: [Word 8.8 MB] [Acrobat 12.0 MB]; Russian [Acrobat 2.0 MB]

    This large document describes the various subsystems within the FGB and how they operate. Numerous schematics, diagrams, and flow charts are included.

  • International Space Station Maintenance & Repair Group (MRG) In-Flight Maintenance Book, Expedition 1 Flights, Mission Operations Directorate, Systems Division, December 21, 2000, JSC-48513-E1 [Acrobat 28.5 MB]

    This 771 page document covers a wide range of routine maintenace procedures on a variety of systems and structures aboard the ISS.

  • Inflight Maintenance - Intravehicular Activity - Installation/Deinstallation - Flight 2A.2B: SM/FGB.1, Mission Operations Directorate, 9 August 2000 [English - Acrobat 1.2 MB] [Russian - Acrobat 1.2 MB]

    According to this document's introduction: "this crew procedures book covers 2A.2B Inflight Maintenance Intravehicular Activity Installation/Deinstallation Tasks and contains information for the crew on the inflight maintenance and repair operations. The book contents and presentation format are intended for fully-trained crew members." This 58 page document contains detailed procedures, diagrams, and photographs describing the installation and activation of hardware within the Service Module and the FGB.


    Routine Maintenance

  • International Space Station Maintenance & Repair Group (MRG) In-Flight Maintenance Book, Expedition 1 Flights, Mission Operations Directorate, Systems Division, December 21, 2000, JSC-48513-E1 [Acrobat 28.5 MB]

    This 771 page document covers a wide range of routine maintenace procedures on a variety of systems and structures aboard the ISS.

  • Non-Recoverable Cargo (Trash/Waste) Management Plan, International Space Station, December 2000 [Acrobat]

    According to its introduction this 34 page document: "provides a single source for all requirements, constraints, and groundrules, International Partner (IP) agreements, and top-level planning applicable to trash/waste management for the entire International Space Station (ISS). The ISS Program shall provide accommodations and capabilities for the pre-flight, flight, on-orbit and return to earth of trash, waste, and non-recoverable materials in order to ensure the safety and health of both flight crew and ground operations personnel."


    Personnel

  • 14 CFR Part 1214 Code of Conduct for the International Space Station Crew, Federal Register

    "In accordance with the underlying ISS Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and other agreements concluded between NASA and each of the ISS partners and other participating states, the ISS Code of Conduct is intended to: establish a clear chain of command on-orbit; establish a clear relationship between ground and on-orbit management; establish a management hierarchy; set forth standards for work and activities in space, and, as appropriate, on the ground; establish responsibilities with respect to elements and equipment; set forth disciplinary regulations; establish physical and information security guidelines; and define the ISS Commander's authority and responsibility, on behalf of all the Partners, to enforce safety procedures, physical and information security procedures, and crew rescue procedures for the ISS."


    Malfunction and Emergency Operations

  • International Space Station Emergency Operations, Mission Operations Directorate, 20 October 2000 [English - Acrobat]

    According to this document's introduction: "In case of emergency situation the crew is responsible to record GMT and report to MCC at earliest available comm pass The crew bears all responsibility for any actions performed in departure from the crew procedures ISS CDR is responsible for crew and station safety, ISS CDR directs and coordinates all crew activities Crew member in charge of a station segment is responsible for performance of all the segment-related actions." This 65 page document contains a varety of emergency procedures to be followed in case of leaks, fires, and other emergency situations.

  • Integrated Russian Segment Emergency Operations, Mission Operations Directorate, 1 August 2000 [English - Acrobat]

    According to the dcoument's introduction this 45 page document contains " crew procedures determine initial order of crew actions in case of depress and fire at the 2R flight flight phase These crew procedures may be updated ISS assembly, pending systems modification and procedure validation at simulators and training facilities."

  • International Space Station Complex Operations Emergency Procedures All Expedition Flights, JSC-48512-E1, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division, August 16, 2000 [English - Acrobat]

    This 155 page document covers a variety of procedures for the crew to use in dealing with emergency situations aboard the ISS.

  • ISS Program Off-Nominal Situation Plan, SSP 50562, 27 October 2000, [Word 1.0 MB]

    "The International Space Station (ISS) Program organizations review potential Off-nominal Situations (ONS) to ensure that timely decisions and plans are made to preserve the ISS mission plan and mitigate any potential safety risk or impact on research. The prevention of and recovery from ONS is taken into consideration in all phases of the development and operation of the ISS. Potential ONS are identified and assessed by all ISS program organizations. Redundancy built into the ISS hardware and systems, operations planning for reserve crew supplies in case of missed resupply, propellant reserve supplies, critical spares, and malfunction procedures are examples of program processes designed to overcome or mitigate the risks of ONS. This document describes the overall ISS Program ONS processes, development schedule timeline, and documentation product flow for defining, planning, and documenting ONS and agreed to response measures in order to ensure that the appropriate flight products are developed and executed."


    NASA MSS and Robotics Operations Documents

  • International Space Station, Robotics Group, Robotics Book, All Expedition Flights, JSC-48540, April 13, 2001, Mission Operations Directorate, Operations Division [14 MB Adobe Acrobat]

    This 541 page documents contains procedures for the operation of the SSRMS robotic system aboard the ISS. It also contains drawings that show Space Vision System (SVS) targets on all ISS elements.



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