Archive - Mar 2007
The Expedition 14 crew members this week prepared for upcoming additions to the station and performed experiments related to human adaptation to space.
Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Suni Williams completed the last of the internal assembly tasks for the startup later this year of the new Oxygen Generation System in the Destiny laboratory. The astronauts installed sound-deadening equipment and an electrical cable and reconnected a wastewater hose for the hardware delivered last summer on space shuttle mission STS-121. The Oxygen Generation System will be required when the station crew size expands to six people. Slated for activation during Expedition 15, it will function initially as a backup to the Russian Elektron system, which supplies oxygen for the station's crew.
I am unable to start the countdown via the Tracking section of this Website.
I enter my country, and my city, I then pick my city and state, then All passes within 24 hours and start the countdown, but it does not start. It used to work fine about 2 months ago.
This happens both at work and here at my house.
In response to this posting in the reporting area:
6:05z Mar 8 2007- Anonymous- NOT ACTIVE- No activity from ISS. Will listen tomorrow for school QSO. Rumor is ISS packet has been terminated until sometime maybe in 2008. Maybe it might happen sooner. Sorry for ARISS. John
That is a bad rumor. It has been planned for the packet system to be attempted to be restored during the expediton crew change in April 2007.
Comments and questions are not easily addressed in the status reporting area. It is better to use the Forum section so replys can be made.
Kenneth - N5VHO