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Cygnus Heads to Space for First Station Resupply Mission

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NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard the Antares rocket at 1:07 p.m. EST Thursday from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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At the time of launch the station was flying about 260 miles over the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Brazil.

N5VHO – Thu, 2014 – 01 – 09 14:33

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

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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

Cygnus Launch Preps Continue as Managers Mull Repair Spacewalks

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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

Update on Space Station Cooling System Dec. 11, 2013

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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

Russian Cargo Ship Heading to Space Station

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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

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

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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

Soyuz Landing Coverage Set for NASA Television

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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

ISS SpEx Shadow Australian timetable

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Here are the times that you can expect to hear the SpEx Shadow beacon from the ISS over Australia. The Space Station is only visible for a little over 10 minutes as it travels over your location. If you are tuned into 145.825 with a packet radio decoder 1200 baud, you should be able to decode some signals that will translate into some text similar to this sample from a previous test over Europe.

G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:39 *GB* 13-10-2012/
G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:54 *GB* 13-10-2012/

VK3UKF – Thu, 2013 – 01 – 31 15:16

TA-Turkey first Ariss school contact

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05.10.2012 Ariss school contac - SEV primary school izmir TURKEY- ISS Expedition-33 Sunita Williams (Commander ) QSO

Izmir, Turkey School Hosts ARISS Contact

TA3EL-Ali – Sun, 2012 – 11 – 25 19:15

André Kuipers: bringing space a little closer to home

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Dutch astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth on Sunday after spending over six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 13:05

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