Archive - Apr 2009

April 30th

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 50 weeks ago
Mode: 
VOICE
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
got signal at 145.800MHz, but no audio. i respond at 144.490MHz. After that signal at 145.800 come back. Like crew at ISS want to respond my call, but no audio from they.
9w2key – Thu, 2009 – 04 – 30 15:48

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 50 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
27 elevation degree. 15:00 UTC. nothing heard on both frequencies. MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Thu, 2009 – 04 – 30 15:02

Station Crew Works on Science, Prepares for Progress Undocking

ISS Status Report

The Expedition 19 crew aboard the orbiting International Space Station worked on science and prepared for the imminent undocking of the ISS Progress 32 spacecraft.

Flight Engineer Michael Barratt worked with the Smoke Point In Co-flow Experiment, also known as SPICE. This experiment determines the point at which gas-jet flames similar to a butane-lighter flame begin to emit soot in microgravity. Studying a soot-emitting flame is important in understanding the ability of fires to spread and in control of soot in practical combustion systems.

Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata collected samples with the Microbial Air Sampler Kit that will be used to detect microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi in the air aboard the space station. These samples are evaluated to ensure that the air quality is safe for crew members.

N5VHO – Thu, 2009 – 04 – 30 10:50

April 29th

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 51 weeks ago
Mode: 
VOICE
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
Koichi performing a 143.623 Mhz checkout over western USA
N5VHO – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 16:09

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 51 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
NOT ACTIVE over Malaysia
9w2key – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 15:28

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Space Day, Washington, DC, Sat (May 02)

ARISS

An Expedition 19 ARISS contact has been planned with participants at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Space Day, Washington, DC on 02 May. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1523 UTC.

The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ. The contact should be audible over western N. America. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. Audio from the contact may also be available via the AMSAT conference on EchoLink and via the 9010 Discovery reflector on IRLP. The participants are expected to conduct the conversation in English.

N5VHO – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 12:35

Busy Day for Expedition 19 Crew

ISS Status Report

Image above: Expedition 19 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata squeezes honey out of a tube near the galley in the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

Tuesday proved to be a busy day for the three full-time residents aboard the International Space Station, as the Expedition 19 crew stowed tools and performed scientific experiments.

Flight Engineer Mike Barratt began his day logging data for a study of crew sleep patterns and light exposure. Barratt is wearing a small wristwatch-like device that will measure light levels and record his patterns of sleep and activity throughout the week.

N5VHO – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 12:30

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 51 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
Not active downunder..73 Martin
vk6mj – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 10:22

April 28th

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
4 years 51 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
No activa sobre Mendoza
LU4MZO – Wed, 2009 – 04 – 29 01:22

Re:Packet Active

Imagine my excitement when I saw listed in the status section that packet was active again! Imagine my disappointment when I went to the link only to see yet another posting about no packet activity heard on another pass. Do we really need postings telling us that packet, voice, sstv, etc. hasn't happened on a pass??

n0vjn – Tue, 2009 – 04 – 28 21:42