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Radio hams swap places on the ISS

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Three Expedition 32 crew members to the International Space Station
are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M from the Baikonur
Space Center in Kazakhstan on July 15.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2012 – 07 – 05 12:41

Three more Radio Hams venture to ISS next week

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The ARRL report that NASA
will televise the launch and docking of the next mission, carrying three radio amateurs to the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for May 14.

PY4MAB – Fri, 2012 – 05 – 11 21:11

Expedition 30 Lands in Kazakhstan

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The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin landed in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT. They undocked from the International Space Station at 4:18 a.m. officially ending their stay.

The Soyuz performed a deorbit burn at 6:49 a.m. before the descent module separated from the rest of the Russian spacecraft and entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Afterward, the Soyuz deployed several parachutes, slowing its descent, and then fired three small engines to soften its landing.

N5VHO – Fri, 2012 – 04 – 27 10:00

ESA's 'Edoardo Amaldi' Reaches Orbit

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Following its launch at 11:34:04 a.m. CDT, the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” has reached its planned orbit and deployed its solar arrays.

The unmanned cargo spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station at 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, delivering 220 pounds of oxygen, 628 pounds of water, 4.5 tons of propellant, and nearly 2.5 tons of dry cargo, including experiment hardware, spare parts, food, and clothing.

N5VHO – Mon, 2012 – 03 – 26 13:54

Amateur Radio assistance requested: ISS Plasma Thrust Shadow Experiment

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The Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TSNIIMASH) in Russia is conducting a series of space plasma experiments in order to evaluate the shape of previously observed 'dead' zone, or shadowing due to the firing of an onboard arcjet plasma source.

PY4MAB – Sun, 2011 – 11 – 20 18:40

Expedition 28 Crew Lands Safely

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Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan landed their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft in Kazakhstan a few seconds before midnight EDT Friday, with an official landing time of 11:59:39 p.m. Thursday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 164 days in space.

The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April and spent 162 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.

N5VHO – Fri, 2011 – 09 – 16 13:55

Robot tweets from space station

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The first human-like astronaut robot - Robonaut 2 or R2 - has awakened at the International Space Station - and already started tweeting.

"Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind," said the robot's first tweet.

R2 was brought to the ISS in February 2011 on board of space shuttle Discovery.

It has been designed to work alongside humans, helping them both inside and outside the station.

M0ODV – Thu, 2011 – 08 – 25 17:10

Space station crew evacuate

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The six-member crew of the International Space Station took shelter in two Russian Soyuz spacecraft early Tuesday because of a predicted close approach by an unknown piece of space debris. Radar tracking indicated the debris could pass within about 820 feet of the space station at 8:08 a.m. EDT (GMT-4), but no impact was detected and the crew was told to resume normal operations.

M0ODV – Tue, 2011 – 06 – 28 17:30

Space station active for Field Day?

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The ARRL reports that the International Space Station could be on-the-air on 2m FM or packet for Field Day weekend June 25-26.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2011 – 06 – 21 19:43

Expedition 27 Crew Undocks from Station

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After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Flight Engineer Cady Coleman and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli undocked from the station's Rassvet module at 5:35 p.m. EDT to begin their voyage home.

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N5VHO – Mon, 2011 – 05 – 23 18:12

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