PMA 2 [NASA]
The PMA (Pressurized Mating Adapter) are elements to connect the 1.3 m US CBM (Common Berthing Mechanism) interface to the Russian 0.7 m APAS (Androgynous Peripheral Attachment System) docking systems. Three PMAs are untilised at the ISS - one for connecting the Russian with the american segment and two to allow dockings of the Shuttle and later Orion spacrafts.
PMA 2 was delivered with Node 1 and was located at first at the forward hatch of this module. When STS-98 delivered Destiny, PMA 2 was moved to the forward hatch of Destiny. When STS-120 delivers the Node 2 to its temporary berthing at the port hatch of Node 2, PMA 2 will first be moved to the front hatch of Node 2 and then with this module to the front hatch of Destiny.
PMA 3 was delivered on a Spacelab pallet by STS-92. First docked at the nadir hatch of Node 1, it provided docking for the STS-97 and STS-98. In March 2001 it was moved to the port hatch of Node 1. In Augus 2007 PMA-3 moved to the nadir hatch of Unity to make room for the temporary docking of the Node 2 module delivered by STS-120. For adding Node 3, it will temorary move to the nadir port of Node 2. Finally it will be docked to the nadir hatch of Node 3 when this will be berthed to Node 1 in 2010.
|Type / Application:||Space station adaptor module|
|Mass:||1600 kg (#1); 1200 kg (#3)|
|Orbit:||400 km × 400 km, 51.6° (typical)|
|PMA 1||N/A||04.12.1998||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle||with Endeavour F13 (STS 88), Node 1, PMA 2, Mightysat 1, SAC A|
|PMA 2||N/A||04.12.1998||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle||with Endeavour F13 (STS 88), Node 1, PMA 1, Mightysat 1, SAC A|
|PMA 3||N/A||11.10.2000||CCK LC-39A||Shuttle||with Discovery F-28 (STS-92), ITS-Z1|