Archive - Dec 14, 2006

STS-116 MCC Status Report #11

Space Shuttle

Two spacewalking electricians completed half of STS-116's rewiring today, and when flight controllers threw the switch, the lights inside the International Space Station turned on again without a hitch.

Mission Specialists Bob Curbeam and Christer Fuglesang began their second spacewalk at 1:41 p.m. CST. Less than two hours later, they had the first half of the station's permanent power system - channels two and three - up and running, taking advantage of power generated by the solar arrays delivered in September.

N5VHO – Thu, 2006 – 12 – 14 23:46

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
7 years 18 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
9 elevation degree. 19:30 utc. nothing heard. MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Thu, 2006 – 12 – 14 20:35

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
7 years 18 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
14 ELEVATION DEGREE. 17:50 UTC. NOTHING HEARD MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Thu, 2006 – 12 – 14 18:56

Will you try to use ANDE and RAFT once they are deployed?

Yes
68% (47 votes)
No
4% (3 votes)
Not sure
28% (19 votes)
Total votes: 69
N5VHO – Thu, 2006 – 12 – 14 15:55

Amateur Radio Satellites Awaiting Launch, Deployment

Space News

The earliest possible launch date for the GeneSat-1 satellite, which carries an Amateur Radio payload, is Saturday, December 16, from Wallops Island, Virginia. Problems with testing of TacSat-2, the primary satellite aboard the Minotaur launch vehicle, forced NASA to postpone the launch, originally scheduled for December 11. A collaboration of NASA Ames Research Center, industry and local universities, the GeneSat-1 CubeSat will transmit AX.25 1200 bps FM/AFSK telemetry on 437.075 MHz. The space shuttle Discovery carried four other ham radio payloads to the International Space