Archive - 2013 - Story

December 19th

Expedition 38 Gets Ready for U.S. and Russian Spacewalks

ISS News

Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins continue preparing for a series of spacewalks to remove a failed pump module and install a spare pump module. NASA managers have planned for the first spacewalk to begin Saturday, the second on Monday and if necessary a third spacewalk on Christmas day.
Station Program Manager Mike Suffredini, Flight Director Dina Contella and lead spacewalk manager Allison Bolinger provided more details during a spacewalk briefing at Johnson Space Center.

N5VHO – Thu, 2013 – 12 – 19 14:45

December 17th

Cygnus Launch Preps Continue as Managers Mull Repair Spacewalks

ISS News

NASA managers are evaluating whether to go for a Dec. 19 launch of Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus commercial resupply craft or move ahead with a series of spacewalks to repair a pump that is part of a cooling loop that shutdown last Wednesday due to low temperatures seen in the line.

Ground controllers have been sending commands to another valve that is part of the station’s cooling system. The hope is that this valve can be positioned in a way to help maintain the proper temperature in the loop, which could allow them to reintegrate part of the station’s internal electronics.

N5VHO – Tue, 2013 – 12 – 17 09:48

December 12th

Update on Space Station Cooling System Dec. 11, 2013

ISS News

Earlier Wednesday, the pump module on one of the space station’s two external cooling loops automatically shut down when it reached pre-set temperature limits. These loops circulate ammonia outside the station to keep both internal and external equipment cool. The flight control teams worked to get the cooling loop back up and running, and they suspect a flow control valve actually inside the pump module itself might not be functioning correctly.

N5VHO – Thu, 2013 – 12 – 12 09:27

November 26th

Russian Cargo Ship Heading to Space Station

ISS News

A new Russian Progress space freighter loaded with nearly three tons of food, fuel, supplies and holiday gifts for the International Space Station’s Expedition 38 crew launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:53 p.m. EST Monday (2:53 a.m. Tuesday, Kazakh time). During its four-day journey to the orbiting complex, the ISS Progress 53 cargo ship will conduct a “flyby” of the station to test an enhanced docking system for future Russian spacecraft.
At the time of launch, the station was flying about 260 miles over southern Russia, near the northeast border with Kazakhstan.

N5VHO – Tue, 2013 – 11 – 26 13:40

October 31st

Three Space Station Crews Get Ready for Relocation, Launch, Landing

ISS News

International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November, and NASA TV will provide live coverage of their launches, landings and relocations.

N5VHO – Thu, 2013 – 10 – 31 17:06

September 24th

LIVE: NASA TV Airs September Space Station Crew Launch

Space News

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage live from Kazakhstan of the Sept. 25 launch of three crew members of Expedition 37-38, as they begin their journey to the International Space Station.
Michael Hopkins of NASA and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) will depart from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:58 p.m. EDT (2:58 a.m. Kazakh time Sept. 26) aboard a Soyuz spacecraft headed for the space station. NASA Television coverage will begin at 4 p.m. and will include video of pre-launch activities leading up to spacecraft boarding.

N5VHO – Tue, 2013 – 09 – 24 11:38

September 10th

Soyuz Landing Coverage Set for NASA Television

ISS News

NASA Television will provide live coverage Tuesday, Sept. 10, as three of the crew members on the International Space Station return home, ending more than five months in space.

N5VHO – Tue, 2013 – 09 – 10 10:55

August 22nd

Ham Video delivered to ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

The ARISS Ham Video transmitter is presently onboard Columbus. The transmitter was delivered by Japanese cargo spacecraft HTV-4, which launched August 4 and docked 5 days later.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano IR0ISS reported that the bags are stored in Columbus. There are two bags: one for the transmitter, the other for the power, camera and antenna cables.

N5VHO – Thu, 2013 – 08 – 22 10:58

August 17th

IR0ISS Logbook available

ISS Amateur Radio

Francesco IK0WGF (AMSAT Italy) informed us that the IR0ISS callbook is now available via QRZ.COM.

The log can also be consulted at the following url's:


alain – Sat, 2013 – 08 – 17 13:49

July 13th

HamTV Project to Open 'A New Era' for ARISS


The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS program hopes an Amateur Radio digital TV system will be up and running aboard the International Space Station by later this year. A project initiated by AMSAT-Italy, HamTV would provide one-way video and audio from the ISS to complement the FM radio voice link used for ARISS school group radio contacts.

PY4MAB – Sat, 2013 – 07 – 13 18:59

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