Archive - 2006

December 13th

Astronauts Working to Retract Solar Array

ISS NewsDiscovery's crew is still working on the retraction of the port P6 solar arrays that began at 1:28 p.m. EST (6:28 utc). The bays have not been folding properly, and astronauts have been repeatedly retracting and deploying the panels in an attempt to properly align them. [IMG]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/164904main_s116e05789_330px.jpg[/img] S116-E-05789 : port-side P6 solar array Image above: A kink is seen in the port-side P6 solar array during the first attempt to retract it. Image Credit: NASA + View hi-resolution photo http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/164903main_s116e05789.jpg
N5VHO – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 13 18:39

ISS Radio Report

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11 years 10 weeks ago
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2 elevation degree. 17:30 utc. nothing heard over South America. mauricio beraldo py4mab brazil
PY4MAB – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 13 17:32

Solar activity vs. EVA

i was looking at space weather.com and saw this listed

NOTE: A radiation storm just underway has overwhelmed solar wind sensors onboard NASA's ACE spacecraft. Solar wind readings reported above are temporarily unreliable.

aslo heard mentioned on nasa tv that the crew(s) were told to goto a special place on the iss becuase of radiation concerns.... will or could this solar activity effect the time line of the space walks???

kb0zuu – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 13 09:47

STS-116 MCC Status Report #07

Space Shuttle

The International Space Station is now two tons heavier, with the installation today of its newest truss segment during the flight's first spacewalk.

Mission Specialists Bob Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang ventured outside the station to attach the P5 segment of the station's truss and replace a failed camera needed to support future assembly tasks. They also were able to fit in some extra tasks that will save future spacewalkers time, including plugging the new segment into the existing truss, removing the locks that held it steady during launch and opening a latch that will allow the P6 segment to be attached when it is moved from its current, temporary location to its permanent place at the end of the port truss.

N5VHO – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 13 09:44

December 12th

Guestbook

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4S5SS Sena - This morning Sri Lanka/Colombo time 05:35a.m. ISS sighting going from NW to SSE lasting 4 mts was a spectacular sight, while half moon was overhead at dawn. No voice or telemetric signals were heard yet.
sena4s6ssp – Wed, 2006 – 12 – 13 03:57

Charles Simonyi - no radio contacts

Charles Simonyi says on his [url=http://www.charlesinspace.com/]website[/url]: Q: Do you have or will you obtain your amateur radio license so you can operate onboard the ISS? A: No, I plan to communicate with people through the Internet.
Kosmonavtka – Tue, 2006 – 12 – 12 23:46

On-Orbit Station Construction Continues

ISS News

The construction work was performed by STS-116 spacewalkers Bob Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang and robot arm operators Joan Higginbotham and Sunita Williams. The P5 spacer segment's attachment to the P4 sets the stage for the addition of the P6 and its set of solar arrays.

Two more spacewalks are scheduled during STS-116's stay to reconfigure and redistribute power generated by the station's newest solar arrays. The spacewalks are set for Thursday and Saturday.

Source: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/msg00183.html

PY4MAB – Tue, 2006 – 12 – 12 20:45

ISS Radio Report

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11 years 10 weeks ago
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16 elevation degree. 20:10 utc. nothing heard over south america. mauricio beraldo py4mab brazil
PY4MAB – Tue, 2006 – 12 – 12 20:18

Guestbook

Message: 
Hello! Everyone, I just joined fan club. I was Googling for iss Beacon Frequencies and fou you all. My wifes Uncle was a Ham and also in Comand of the satilate tracking station in Titus AL. I did a lot of CB talking back a few yrs ago when skip was good,had a mooraker four ant. Have a good day Don
Pflywheel – Tue, 2006 – 12 – 12 19:50

ISS Radio Report

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11 years 10 weeks ago
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19 elevation degree. 18:20 utc. nothing heard. MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Tue, 2006 – 12 – 12 18:45
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