Components

 

Components of the glovebox
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Components

The MSG facility was developed by the European Space Agency and delivered to the Space Station in June 2002. Components of the glovebox include the following:

  • Core facility
    • Extendable and retractable work volume area
      • Nominal operations position (half the side loading port exposed) provides comfortable working interface for the crew
      • Fully extended position allows access to side loading ports for installation of larger experiment equipment
    • Work volume
    • Control and Monitoring Panel
    • Air handling unit
    • Airlock - The Airlock allows safe transfer of objects into the work volume without breaking containment.
  • Stowage drawers (3)
  • Powered video drawer containing 4 video cameras, 4 recorders, 2 monitors (digital or 8 mm), and both a standard and wide-angle lenses for each camera.
  • MSG laptop computer (MLC)
  • Standard payload outfitting equipment (SPOE)
  • Additional on-orbit support equipment