Spaceflight Insider

News Archive / Tagged: IDA-2

  • Cargo ships, expandables and spacewalks, oh my: ISS in 2016

    Derek RichardsonDecember 31st, 2016

    Between cargo ships servicing the outpost and spacewalks to maintain it, 2016 was arguably one of the busiest years for the International Space Station (ISS) since the end of the Space Shuttle era.

  • New ‘front porch’ added to International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonAugust 20th, 2016

    Two members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 48 crew stepped outside the orbital complex to install a new “front porch”. The nearly six-hour long spacewalk started at 7:04 a.m. CDT (12:04 GMT) Aug. 19 with a goal to install International Docking Adapter-2 (IDA-2) to the forward end of the station.

  • Second chances: SpaceX provided with another opportunity to send IDA to ISS

    Jason RhianJuly 15th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In life, there are few second chances. Spaceflight, however, does provide the occasional chance to get back on the saddle after falling off. SpaceX is hoping the planned Monday, July 18, launch of the CRS-9 Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) will mark just such an opportunity.