During 1996, a group of amateur radio operators involved in the communications with the MIR Space Station, decided to join into the "Mir Fan Club". In a very short time over 1200 enthusiasts from all over the world asked to participate, including Cosmonaut Valery Korzun, while leading crew #22. Nowdays MIR is not flying anymore, but here we are again with the same spirit and the same enthusiasm for the ISS, the new International Space Station.

Soyuz U crash in Plesetsk may delay Taxi Crew Mission

ISS News

We read today about a possible delay in Soyuz launch. But we haven't again a

official press about it. Russian responsibly will want to control the cause of the accident.

IK1SLD – Fri, 2002 – 10 – 18 00:19

STS-112 MCC Status Report #20

ISS Status Report

On its own again following yesterday's undocking from the International Space Station, Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew today focuses on readying the orbiter for the return to Earth tomorrow at 10:44 a.m.

N1ORC – Thu, 2002 – 10 – 17 14:40

New 3D Virtual International Space Station Tour

Space News

We added two new interesting lines in the INFO POINT Section.
- New 3D Virtual ISS Tour
- ISS Training Manual

IK1SLD – Thu, 2002 – 10 – 17 13:16

Next Mission to ISS: Soyuz TMA-1 Taxi Mission

ISS News

The Soyuz TMA-1 spacecraft became the next Soyuz (5th) to fly to the ISS. It was scheduled to replace the Soyuz TM-34, which arrived to the Station in April 2002.
The onboard resources and properties of propellant loaded in the reentry capsule of the Soyuz limit safe operation of the craft in space by six months.

IK1SLD – Thu, 2002 – 10 – 17 11:01


Space Shuttle

The STS-112 crewmembers said goodbye to the Expedition Five crew and began their trip home. Space Shuttle Atlantis undocked from the International Space Station yesterday at 8:13 a.m. CDT (1313 GMT).

IK1SLD – Thu, 2002 – 10 – 17 09:32

STS-112 MCC Status Report #19

ISS Status Report

Following an emotional farewell, the crews of Atlantis and the International Space Station closed the hatches of their spacecraft concluding a week of joint operations, that saw the transfer of about 1,800 pounds of supplies and hardware to the station......

IK1SLD – Thu, 2002 – 10 – 17 09:23

No Transmissions from ISS

ISS Amateur Radio

Since 1 day and 10 houres we haven't received any packet frames from ISS. I monitored only on 145.825 MHz but several message from around the world are saying silence on 145.800 MHz too. Probably due to the undocking operation Valery commanded off the amateur radio equipment for a while.
Read more for last reception

IK1SLD – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 16 23:40

ESA on 'Soyuz rocket fails on launch from Plesetsk cosmodrome'

Space News

A Russian Soyuz launcher exploded some 20 seconds after lift-off from the Russian Plesetsk cosmodrome last night (15 October) at 20:20 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

IK1SLD – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 16 18:52

Unmanned Russian rocket explodes after launch

Space News

The Soyuz-U booster rocket is one of the most reliable Russian spacecraft, the official said. "We haven't had an accident for 11 years with this Soyuz booster rocket," he said.

N1ORC – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 16 18:49

STS-112 MCC Status Report #17

ISS Status Report

Space shuttle and International Space Station crew members enjoyed a final evening meal together Tuesday after a day of activities aimed at relaxing after a challenging week of joint operations and making final preparations for Atlantis' undocking and departure tomorrow.

N1ORC – Wed, 2002 – 10 – 16 02:21

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