Archive - 2009

December 22nd

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 33 weeks ago
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ISS really NOT ACTIVE tonight.... Merry Xmas
PY4SKY – Wed, 2009 – 12 – 23 01:26

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 33 weeks ago
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Heard Russian speaking on 143.625 FM
SV2KGA – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 22:50

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 33 weeks ago
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24 elevation degree 14:45 UTC. nothing heard MAURICIO BERALDO PÝ4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 15:47

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 33 weeks ago
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KB5AAM – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 15:28

ESA and CNES to Fly Atomic Clock to ISS Columbus Module

ISS News

The French space agency (CNES) and ESA have signed an agreement that paves the way for the launch of a high-accuracy atomic clock to be attached to the outside of the European Columbus laboratory onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The PHARAO (Projet d'Horloge Atomique par Refroidissement d'Atomes en Orbite) atomic clock, which will be combined with another atomic clock, the Space Hydrogen Maser (SHM), to form ESA's Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES), will have an accuracy of 1x10-16, corresponding to a time error of about one second over 300 million years.

This new generation of atomic clocks in space will be instrumental in enabling accurate testing of Einstein's theory of general relativity. In addition, it will contribute to the accuracy and long-term stability of global timescales, such as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). A dedicated microwave link will send the timing signal to the ground.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 07:52

NASA Revised EVA Schedule Affects ARISSat

ARISS

NASA has informed AMSAT that the schedule of work for EVAs at the International Space Station is being revised. The planned deployment of ARISSat-1 from the ISS is now being scheduled for either Fall 2010 or early 2011 rather than Spring 2010.

This schedule adjustment also impacts when ARISSat-1 will be flown to the Space Station with upload likely to take place sometime in Summer 2010 rather than in January.

These revisions were made in response to new higher priority work that must be done during the timeframe of the EVA that ARISSat-1 was originally scheduled in April 2010.

Overall, this revision helps ARISSat-1 because it provides additional time for testing of the spacecraft. Furthermore, it also ensures that the NASA Safety Review process for ARISSat-1 can be concluded prior to shipment of the spacecraft to Russia.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 07:52

Crew Lifts Off From Kazakhstan to Begin Science and Construction Work Aboard the International Space Station

ISS News

NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi safely launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on Sunday. Liftoff occurred at 3:52 p.m. CST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The three Soyuz crew members are scheduled to dock with their new home at 4:58 p.m., Tuesday. They will join Expedition 22 crew members Jeff Williams, a NASA astronaut and the station commander, and Max Suraev, a Russian cosmonaut and station flight engineer, aboard the orbiting laboratory.

The station's five residents have some busy months ahead. Kotov and Suraev will conduct a planned spacewalk in January from the Pirs airlock, part of the station's Russian segment. Less than a week later, Williams and Suraev will fly the Soyuz spacecraft that brought them to the station from its current location on the end of the outpost's Zvezda service module to the new Poisk module. In February, the crew will welcome a Progress unmanned resupply ship and space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission. Endeavour and its crew will deliver the new Tranquility node and its cupola, one of the last major portions of the station to be installed.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 07:51

NASA Astronauts and Managers to Discuss the First of Five Remaining Shuttle Flights

Space Shuttle

Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the final module of the U.S. portion of the International Space Station on the STS-130 mission, now targeted to launch Feb. 7. NASA will preview this mission during a series of news briefings Friday, Jan. 15, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the briefings live. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations.

Endeavour's flight will begin the final year of space shuttle operations. Five shuttle missions are planned in 2010, with the final flight currently targeted for launch in September.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 07:50

Hark, NASA Heralds Season's Greetings Exchange With Space Station Crew

ISS News

Season's greetings will be offered by International Space Station Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev in a special video message airing this week on NASA Television and the NASA Web site.

The greetings are part of the daily NASA Video File beginning at noon EST weekdays. For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

The public also is invited to send personal holiday greetings to the station crew using the NASA Web site or Twitter. To send a personalized message to the crew via the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 07:49

December 22nd

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 34 weeks ago
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Orbit # 63.556 time 03:15 UTC. NO ACTIVE OVER VENEZUELA !!! ¿ ? 73´s & Dx´s
YV6ALX – Tue, 2009 – 12 – 22 04:17
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