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ITS-Z1

ITS-Z1 [NASA]

ITS-Z1 (Integrated Truss Structure Z1) is one element of the International Space Stations truss structure.

The Integrated Truss Structure of the ISS consists of a linearly arranged sequence of connected trusses which is used to mount various unpressurized components, such as ELC logistics carriers, radiators, solar arrays, and other equipment.

The ITS-Z1 contains the control moment gyroscope (CMG) assemblies, electrical wiring, communications equipment, and two plasma contactors designed to neutralize the static electrical charge of the space station. It is fitted with a Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) port that connects its nadir to the zenith port of Node 1 (Unity). It also features a forward-facing Manual Berthing Mechanism (MBM) ring. This MBM is not a port and is not pressurized or electrically powered, but it can be operated with a handheld tool to berth any passive CBM to it. The Z1 truss's MBM was used only once, to temporarily hold PMA-2, while the Lab (Destiny) was being berthed onto Node 1 during STS-98. Since the installation of the nearby ITS-S0 truss in April 2002, access to the MBM has been blocked.

Initially, Z1 was used to temporarily mount the ITS-P6 truss and solar array on top. After the relocation of P6 to the port end of the truss, Z1 does not carry any other truss elements.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space Station truss structure
Operator: NASA
Contractors: Boeing
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: via ISS
Lifetime:
Mass: 8755 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 51.6 (typical)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ITS-Z1 N/A 11.10.2000 CC LC-39A Shuttle with Discovery F28 (STS 92), PMA 3