Archive - Jul 2008

July 30th

ISS Radio Report

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The sound of silence.....
ON5APO – Wed, 2008 – 07 – 30 16:37

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i7pqd – Wed, 2008 – 07 – 30 13:44

July 29th

ISS Radio Report

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tutto tace..
i7pqd – Tue, 2008 – 07 – 29 21:11

1st Soyuz Launch from French Guiana May Be Pushed to 2010

Space News

The first flight of Russia's Soyuz medium-lift rocket from Europe's spaceport here still is pegged for the second half of 2009 but government and industry officials say privately that an early 2010 date looks more likely.

They said much will depend on the exact arrival dates of the ocean-going vessels carrying Russian-built Soyuz launch pad gear, and how well the 200-250 Russian pad construction workers, expected to begin arriving in late August, adapt to their tightly sequestered life here.

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/080725-busmon-soyuz-delay.html

PY4MAB – Tue, 2008 – 07 – 29 14:08

July 28th

NASA Sets Briefings for Hubble Space Telescope Shuttle Mission

Space Shuttle

NASA will hold a series of news media briefings Sept. 8 - 9 to preview the space shuttle's fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from the Johnson Space Center and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Questions also will be taken from other participating NASA locations.

Shuttle Atlantis' 11-day flight, designated STS-125, is targeted for launch Oct. 8 and will include five spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade the telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments. Replacing failed hardware on Hubble will extend the telescope's life into the next decade.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2008 – 07 – 28 14:47

NASA Sets Briefings to Preview March Space Shuttle Mission, STS-123

Space Shuttle

NASA will discuss upcoming space shuttle mission STS-123 during a daylong series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST on Feb. 29. The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations.

Space shuttle Endeavour's 16-day mission is targeted for launch to the International Space Station on March 11. The mission will deliver the first section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, Dextre. Five spacewalks will be conducted during the flight.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2008 – 07 – 28 14:46

ASA, USDA Sign Space Station Research Agreement

ISS News

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) hosted NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and Secretary of Agriculture Edward T. Schafer during the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enable the USDA's Agricultural Research Service to conduct plant related research on the International Space Station.

The research will improve our understanding of biological cellular mechanisms and may lead to creative new ways to improve American agriculture, protect the environment and contribute to better human health. The agreement reflects NASA's ongoing efforts to develop the space station as a national laboratory, with the ability to serve a broad range of users.

PY4MAB – Mon, 2008 – 07 – 28 14:46

July 27th

ISS Radio Report

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Still all quiet downunder. Does anyone know the details regarding the recent repair to the ham antenna? Is this the reason why the onboard system in inactive? Cheers Martin
vk6mj – Sun, 2008 – 07 – 27 22:50

NASA Moves Up Key Dates for Shuttle Launch

Space Shuttle

NASA aims to accelerate the campaign to launch shuttle Atlantis in October by moving major pre-launch milestones up about four days each, officials said Friday.

The 15-story external tank designated for the mission will be mated to twin solid rocket boosters on Aug. 3 rather than Aug. 7, Kennedy Space Center spokeswoman Candrea Thomas said.

If all goes well, NASA hopes to advance the orbiter's move to the Vehicle Assembly Building, and then its rollout to launch pad 39A, by about the same amount of time.

Schedules still are under evaluation, but in that case, the Atlantis move to the assembly building would come around Aug. 18 rather than Aug. 22.

PY4MAB – Sun, 2008 – 07 – 27 18:32

July 25th

site designation by lat/long

When I try to get your website to generate predictions for the ISS, it never accepts the name of the city which I enter. Is there a way to get your tracking program to accept my lat/long coordinates instead of a city name? Please advise.

Grover Hughes email: ghughes@magtel.com

Grover – Fri, 2008 – 07 – 25 12:58
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