August 16th, 2005
The TNC on the Kenwood radio appears to have stopped working. Attempts have been made to restore the functionality of the radio but so far without success. The crew will be very busy preparing for an space walk on Thursday (Aug 18) so additional troubleshooting will not be possible until after the space walk has been completed.
PCSAT2 is operational and currently supporting PSK-31 uplink on 29.402 and down linking on 435.275 on a limited basis. Telemetry data from the Materials on ISS Experiment 5 (MISSE 5) is being down linked on 437.975 in both 1200 and 9600 baud packet.
Now that PCSAT2 has been installed, operation concerns will significantly restrict activation of the crossband repeater for extended periods of time until some tests can be conducted.
Kenneth - N5VHO
Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips will go outside the International Space Station this Thursday on a spacewalk to remove, replace and photograph experiments and relocate equipment.
Krikalev, designated EV1, will be making his eighth spacewalk. This is Phillips' first spacewalk.
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468
Krikalev Approaches Time-in-Space Record
Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev will become the human with the most cumulative time in space early Aug. 16. At 1:44 a.m. EDT (0544 UTC) he will pass the record of 748 days held by Sergei Avdeyev.
Krikalev spent his more than two years in space beginning in November 1988 with the start of his first long-duration flight to the Soviet space station Mir.
Send Birthday Greetings to Krikalev
ISS status (Aug 15, 2005)