ISS Status Report

ISS Status Report

Communication With Progress 44 Lost After Launch

ISS Status Report

Mission Control Moscow reported that communication with the Progress 44 cargo craft was lost seconds after its launch at 9 a.m. EDT today. Preliminary data from the Russian Federal Space Agency indicated there was a problem with the propulsion system, and that the vehicle did not reach its desired orbit.

Just after 11 a.m., Mission Control Moscow radioed a report to the crew on board the station:

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 08 – 24 10:31

BREAKING NEWS

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Mission Control Moscow reported an abnormal situation from the Progress 44 cargo craft that launched on time at 9 a.m. EDT today.

Progress 44 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome into a cloudless sky at 7 p.m. Kazakhstan time bound for the International Space Station and a docking on Friday. At the time of launch, the space station was flying 230 miles over Equatorial Guinea on the west coast of Africa. The spacecraft is carrying 2.9 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the space station.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 08 – 24 09:16

Progress Undocks; Robonaut Comes to Life

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The ISS Progress 43 cargo ship undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda service module Tuesday morning at 5:37 a.m. EDT as the International Space Station passed 230 statute miles over northern China and was commanded to a parking orbit a safe distance away from the station for engineering tests and scientific experiments. Progress 43 will be deorbited on September 1 to burn up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

N5VHO – Tue, 2011 – 08 – 23 10:51

Crew Prepares for Progress Undocking

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The Expedition 28 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station closed out the week Friday by preparing the ISS Progress 43 cargo ship for its undocking and working on a variety of science experiments and maintenance tasks.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 08 – 22 09:59

Science and Progress Departure Preps for Station Crew

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The Expedition 28 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station Thursday worked with a variety of science experiments and made preparations for the undocking of the ISS Progress 43 cargo ship scheduled for next week.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 08 – 19 12:34

Physics Research, Remote Robotics Competition on Station Tuesday

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Tuesday marked another busy day for Expedition 28 aboard the International Space Station as the six crew members conducted scientific research, transferred cargo and worked to keep their orbiting laboratory in shipshape condition.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 08 – 17 12:43

Science and Maintenance for Station Crew

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The Expedition 28 crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station focused on a variety of science experiments and maintenance duties Friday as they orbited the Earth at an altitude of 240 statute miles.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 08 – 12 13:33

Crew Unpacks Gear and Performs an Array of Science Activities

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Flight Engineer Mike Fossum stowed spacewalk tools in the Quest airlock and unpacked gear from the docked ISS Progress 42 cargo craft. Fossum also inspected the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) after it was restored to service. The WHC temporarily failed when a circuit breaker tripped during maintenance work on Tuesday.

N5VHO – Thu, 2011 – 08 – 11 08:43

Station Crew Tackles Science, Maintenance and Housekeeping

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The Expedition 28 crew of the International Space Station – Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Ron Garan, Alexander Samokutyaev, Mike Fossum, Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov – tackled another jam-packed agenda Tuesday, including maintenance activities, science experiments and housekeeping work.

N5VHO – Wed, 2011 – 08 – 10 13:01

Crew Kicks off New Week with Science, Post-spacewalk Activities

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The six space travelers aboard the orbiting International Space Station kicked off a new week Monday, focusing on science experiments, maintenance and post-spacewalk activities.

Flight Engineer Ron Garan prepared for a new series of runs with the Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES, experiment in the Kibo laboratory. SPHERES uses three bowling-ball-sized satellites to test techniques that could lead to advancements in automated dockings, satellite servicing, spacecraft assembly and emergency repairs.

N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 08 – 08 16:46
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