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February 28th

Shuttle and Station Crews Working Together

ISS Status Report

Moving equipment and supplies between Discovery and the International Space Station, robotics activities and preparation for Monday’s 6.5-hour spacewalk kept shuttle and station astronauts busy much of Sunday.

Transfer activities began during the crews’ morning. About 2,000 pounds of cargo was brought to the station on Discovery’s middeck, and about 2,600 pounds is to be returned to Earth by the shuttle.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 02 – 28 14:44

ARISS Status February 28, 2011

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Recent ARISS Contacts
3. Astronaut Training Status
4. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISSat

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Mackay State High School in Mackay, Queensland, Australia on Wednesday, March 2 at 01:20 UTC via Australian telebridge station VK5ZAI. The contact has been incorporated into the science curriculum covering astronomy, space exploration, physics, communications and biology.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 02 – 28 13:17

February 23rd

Crew Prepares for Visitors, Moves Experiment Racks

ISS Status Report

Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly spent time Tuesday preparing the International Space Station’s Quest airlock for spacewalks to be performed during the upcoming STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery and gathered tools for the excursions. He later shot a video tour of the station for the STS-133 crew.

Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli prepared spacesuits to be used during the spacewalks.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 02 – 23 14:22

February 22nd

ARISS Status February 21, 2011

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held
3. Kentucky Standard Says ARISS Inspires Students to Study Science
4. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
5. AMSAT - ARISSat-1 Updates
6. ARRL - Doug Wheelock will be Guest at Dayton Hamvention
7. Astronaut Training Status
8. Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISSat

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 02 – 22 13:26

February 16th

Cosmonauts Conclude Russia’s 28th Spacewalk from Station

ISS Status Report

Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka re-entered and closed the hatch on the Pirs airlock, concluding Russia’s 28th spacewalk from the International Space Station. The 4-hour, 51-minute spacewalk ended at 1:21 p.m. EST.

The spacewalking duo installed a pair of experiments outside the station’s Russian segment. The Molniya-Gamma experiment will observe radiation emitted during Earth-bound lightning and thunderstorms. The second experiment, Radiometria, will collect seismic information to better predict earthquakes.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 02 – 16 14:48

February 15th

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk, Spacecraft Traffic at Station

ISS Status Report

Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka spent Monday completing the outfitting of lights and tool caddies on their Orlan spacesuits in advance of Wednesday’s spacewalk out of the Pirs docking compartment – the 28th Russian spacewalk from the International Space Station. They conducted one final tag up with Russian spacewalk specialists as well. The duo is scheduled to begin the 6-hour, 3-minute excursion Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. EST.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 02 – 15 10:14

Cosmonauts to Perform 28th Russian Space Station Spacewalk

ISS News

For the second time in less than a month, two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16 to install a pair of earthquake and lightning sensing experiments, and to retrieve a pair of spacecraft material evaluation panels.

Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to float outside the Pirs airlock at 8:15 a.m. EST Wednesday to begin the five-and-a-half-hour excursion. Both spacewalkers will wear Russian Orlan-MK spacesuits.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 02 – 15 10:03

February 14th

ARISS Status February 14, 2011

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Successful ARISS Contacts Held this Week
3. AMSAT Announces Changes in Plans for ARISSat-1

1. Upcoming School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 02 – 14 11:19

February 13th

February 8th

ARISS Status February 7, 2011

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming School Contacts
2. Successful ARISS Contacts
3. ARISSat-1 Educational Opportunities
4. AMSAT Posts Status on ARISSat-1
5. Amateur Radio Newsline on ARISS

1. Upcoming School Contacts
An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been scheduled for Istituto Comprensivo Statale “E. Fermi – A. Oggioni,” Villasanta, Monza Brianza, Italy on Thursday, February 10 at 08:31 UTC via telebridge station VK5ZAI in Australia. Forty 13 year olds will participate in this ESA Q&A session.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 02 – 08 08:12
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