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.
|Type / Application:||Space Station truss structure|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|ITS-Z1||N/A||11.10.2000||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle||with Discovery F28 (STS 92), PMA 3|