Archive - Jul 28, 2009

Space Shuttle Endeavour Undocks from Station

ISS Status Report[img]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/160328main_undock.jpg[/img] Image above: The shadow of space shuttle Endeavour can be seen on the International Space Station's solar arrays shortly after undocking. Photo credit: NASA TV The crews of Endeavour and the International Space Station parted company today at 1:26 p.m EDT, with all of the docked mission's objectives complete. The Expedition 20 crew on the station lost one crew member and gained another. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Astronaut Koichi Wakata will be returning home on Endeavour after four months as a member of the Expedition 18, 19 and 20 crews. The station's newest NASA flight engineer, Tim Kopra, arrived aboard Endeavour.
N5VHO – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 16:46

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
VOICE
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
Phone in russian for sort time 143.625, very strong signal 17.02z
SW1NJX – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 16:08

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
Nothing heard last pass over Perth.W.Aust. 73 de Ken
vk6co – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 15:08

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
NOT ACTIVE
Description: 
74 elevation degree. 11:50 UTC. silence over South America. MAURICIO BERALDO PY4MAB BRAZIL
PY4MAB – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 10:59

Endeavour and Crew Prepare for Undocking

Space Shuttle

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 04:02:20 AM CDT

The shuttle crew was awakened at 3:03 a.m. EDT to the strains of "Proud to Be an American" performed by Lee Greenwood. The song was selected for spacewalker Chris Cassidy, a former Navy SEAL, who now has 18 hours, five minutes of extravehicular activity to his credit over three spacewalks.

Commander Mark Polansky and his team will begin checking out the laser rangefinders and other equipment that will be used to provide precise readings on the distance between the two spacecraft.

The station will be reoriented for undocking by 12:38 p.m., and docking latches will open at 1:26 p.m.

N5VHO – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 09:59

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
I rcvd ''EVA5 Sucess! Undock tommorrow'' at 4:20 zulu.. but at 5:54 though I could hear the packet, my radio TM D700 did not rcv due to lack of signal strength..it rcvs pkt only above 5.8 on SWR.. 73's
Sandeep Shah vu3sxe – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 05:30

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
ISS active over Brazil on packet tonight, nice pass with strong signals. 73's de PP2RON.
PP2RON – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 01:16

ISS Radio Report

Date/Time: 
5 years 17 weeks ago
Mode: 
PACKET
Status: 
ACTIVE
Description: 
Hello¡¡ Good evening to all from Eastern Venezuela... Orbit 61239 / 28/07/2009 - 02:02 UTC. RS0ISS-3 Message: "Success undock tomorrow" , Hrd: YV5CBJ - YV6AE .... RS0ISS-3 strong signal.... 73 de Manuel
YV5MM – Tue, 2009 – 07 – 28 01:08