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ISS Assembly

Assembly of the International Space Station began in 1998 and is scheduled to be completed in 2014.  A total of 37 shuttle flights were required.  This is all subject to change.  The July 2000 launch of the habitation module was 2 years behind schedule.  This schedule is volatile and subject to change.

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USA Today has an animation showing the construction of the International Space Station at http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm


Assembly Sequence
1A/R COMPLETE - Proton Rocket, Launched Nov. 20, 1998
2A COMPLETE - STS-88, 4-15 Dec 1998
2A.1
  • Spacehab Double Cargo Module
COMPLETE - STS-96, 27 May - 6 June 1999
2A.2a
  • Spacehab Double Cargo Module
COMPLETE - STS-101, 19-29 May 2000
1R COMPLETE - Proton Rocket, Launched 12 July 2000, Docked July 26
2A.2b
  • Spacehab Double Cargo Module
COMPLETE - STS-106, 8-20 September 2000
3A COMPLETE - STS-92, 11-24 October 2000
2R COMPLETE - First crew launched 31 October 2000; Station occupied on 2 November 2000
4A COMPLETE - STS-97, 30 November - 11 December 2000
5A COMPLETE - STS-98, 7-20 February 2001
5A.1 COMPLETE - STS-102, crew exchange, 9-21 March 2001
6A COMPLETE - STS-100, 19 April - 1 May 2001
7A COMPLETE - STS-104, 12-25 July 2001
7A.1 COMPLETE - STS-105, crew exchange - 10-22 August 2001
4R
  • Docking Compartment-1 (Pirs)
COMPLETE - Soyuz Rocket - Launched 14 September 2001
UF-1 COMPLETE - STS-108, December 5-17, 2001
8A COMPLETE - STS-110, 8-19 April 2002
UF-2
  • Leonardo MPLM
  • Payload racks
  • Mobile Base System (MBS)
  • Crew rotation
COMPLETE - STS-111, 5-19 June 2002
9A COMPLETE - STS-112, 7-18 October 2002
11A
  • First port truss segment
  • Crew and Equipment Translation Aid Cart B
  • Crew rotation
COMPLETE - STS-113, 24 November - 7 December 2002
LF1 COMPLETE - STS-114, 26 July - 9 August 2005
ULF1.1 COMPLETE - STS-121, 4 July 2006
12A
  • Second left-side port truss segment
  • Solar array and batteries
  • Leonardo MPLM
COMPLETE - STS-115, 9 September 2006
12A.1
  • Third port truss segment
  • SPACEHAB single cargo module
  • Logistics and supplies
COMPLETE - STS-116 , 10 December 2006
13A
  • Second starboard truss segment
  • Solar array set and batteries
COMPLETE - STS-117, 8 June 2007
13A.1
  • SPACEHAB single cargo module
  • Third starboard truss segment
  • Logistics and supplies
COMPLETE - STS-118, 8 August 2007
10A COMPLETE - STS-120, 23 October 2007
1E COMPLETE - STS-122, 7 February 2008
1J/A
  • Japanese Experiment Module Experiment Logistics Module
  • Science Power Platform solar arrays
COMPLETE - STS-123, 11 March 2008
1J COMPLETE - STS-124, 31 May 2008
ULF2 COMPLETE - STS-126, 15 November 2008
15A
  • Fourth starboard truss segment
  • Solar Arrays and Batteries
COMPLETE - STS-119, 15 March 2009
2J/A
  • Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility
  • Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Exposed Section (ELM-ES)
  • Additional Science Power Platform (SPP) solar arrays
COMPLETE - STS-127, 15 July 2009
17A
  • Leonardo MPLM
  • Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC)
  • Three crew quarters, galley, second treadmill (TVIS2), Crew Health Care System 2 (CHeCS 2)
COMPLETE - STS-128, 29 August 2009
5R
  • Mini Research Module 2 (MRM2)
COMPLETE - Russian Soyuz - 10 November 2009
HTV-1
  • Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle
COMPLETE - H-IIB - 10 September 2009
ULF3
  • EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 (ELC1)
  • EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 2 (ELC2)
COMPLETE - STS-129, 16November 2009
20A COMPLETE - STS-130, February 2010
19A
  • Leonardo MPLM
  • Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC)
COMPLETE - STS-131, 5 April 2010
ULF4
  • Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC)
  • Mini Research Module (MRM)
COMPLETE - STS-132, 14 May 2010
ULF5 COMPLETE - STS-133, 24 February 2011
ULF6
  • EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 3 (ELC3)
  • Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)
COMPLETE - STS-134, 16 May 2011
ULF7
  • Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM)
COMPLETE - STS-135 , 8 July 2011
3R
  • Nauka MLM with European Robotic Arm (ERA)
Russian Proton-M - February 2017

 


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