Archive - Sep 2003 - Story
Upcoming space stamps from Canada Post will feature 8 Canadian astronauts, among them Julie Payette, the first Canadian astronaut to board ISS. Issue date: October 1, 2003.
Malenchenko and Lu powered up the Station's 60-foot Canadian robotic arm, named Canadarm2, on Tuesday for some in-flight training and tests. The conducted a series of maneuvers that moved part of the arm into sunlight to characterize how a force and moment sensor on the arm might work differently in sunlight than in shade. Later in the week, they performed systems checks and maintenance work on the two Russian spacesuits aboard the Station.
NASA's Orbital Space Plane (OSP) program is one step closer to becoming the nation's next space vehicle with the successful completion of its Systems Requirements Review. The review evaluated the vehicle's concept design for providing crew rescue and transfer for the International Space Station.
Hurricane photography took its place alongside other science, maintenance, and education on the International Space Station this week, where Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu completed a busy week on orbit.
NASA officials said Wednesday that Space Shuttle will not be back on service until July or August 2004 at the latest.
They delayed this prevision after realizing that they could not make in on time to comply with all critical points suggested by the Columbia Accident Investigative Boards.
Full story here
Some of the most incredible sights you can see from up here are on the dark side of the Earth, when the Sun doesn't dominate the sky. I like to go down into the docking compartment.....
09 / 08 / 03 AT 1300z PACKET ON
Raw packet: KB1GVR>MARK,RS0ISS,qAo,N0AN:=4436.18N/06826.92W-Hello via ISS
ISS PASS @ 1300z but no * yet heard by N0AN IGate and did'nt change ISS
Heard list ??? it was on the pass before but still seems like the squelch is set tight.
NASA Associate Administrator for Space Flight William Readdy will lead a status briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston on Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EDT.
The docking of the 12P Progress vehicle to the ISS, as described in www.cnn.com, means that the latest ARISS hardware is now on-board the ISS!
Full article at:
Progress-M48 was launched from Baykonur on 29.08.03 at 01.47.59UTC for a flight of 2 days to the ISS and docked to the ISS on 31.08.03 at 03.40.45UTC so somewhat earlier than planned. The approach and docking took place under supervision of TsUP-Moscow.