Archive - Oct 2006

Ham-astronaut to make third trip to Hubble Space Telescope

Space News

NASA says astronaut and astronomer John Grunsfeld, KC5ZTF, will be a mission specialist on the space agency's final mission to extend and improve the Hubble Space Telescope's capabilities through 2013. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced plans for the fifth servicing mission to Hubble October 31. NASA had said previously that it would make no further Hubble missions.

PY4MAB – Tue, 2006 – 10 – 31 18:20

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astur – Tue, 2006 – 10 – 31 18:05

ARISS "Contingency Network" Impresses NASA

ARISS

When Russian flight controllers encountered difficulties during a recent International Space Station cargo rocket docking, NASA called on a special -- although little-known -- Amateur Radio team to stand by if needed. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Ops Team "ISS Ham Contingency Network" volunteers around the world immediately swung into action. Within 15 minutes of receiving the call from Johnson Space Center, Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, reported the ISS Ham Contingency Network was ready to provide any necessary communication support.

Complete story at: http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2006/10/31/100/?nc=1

PY4MAB – Tue, 2006 – 10 – 31 12:44

October 30th

EXP 14 Crew Extended One Month

ISS News

Astronauts currently working on the International Space Station will have their six-month mission extended by another month to avoid early spring flooding on the Kazakh steppe, where they are due to land, a Russian space official said last Wednesday.

According to a revised schedule, U.S. astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin of the Expedition 14 crew, who began working on the world's sole orbital station September 20, will return to Earth in April instead of March.

Source: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/48hour/msg00062.html

PY4MAB – Mon, 2006 – 10 – 30 19:25

Work AO-51 with your HT - Tutorial

Here's a copy of the handout I have been using when talking to groups about working amateur satellites with handheld radios.

Enjoy!

Link: http://homepage.mac.com/clintbradford/FileSharing1.html

Clint Bradford, K6LCS

K6LCS – Mon, 2006 – 10 – 30 19:20

ISS Radio Report

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1850 UTC Nothing heard over Houston
N5VHO – Mon, 2006 – 10 – 30 18:49

October 28th

Is it just me?

Is it just my bad luck or has it been a while sence I have heard a signal fron ISS? WA9WEB

WA9WEB – Sat, 2006 – 10 – 28 16:19

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 7 weeks ago
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NO SIG by this pass over Austria in OE6 JN77SN
SWL-CHMY – Sat, 2006 – 10 – 28 15:48

ISS Radio Report

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8 years 7 weeks ago
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