Archive - Apr 2004 - Story
Dutch physician Andre Kuipers took onboard ISS about three million worms to conduct a radiation experiment which will reveal long exposure effects on human body.
Another gyroscope has failed on the International Space Station.
ISS has four gyroscopes used to maintain the spacecraft steady.
A new feature showing allowing users to indicate when the "ISS Crew Active" is now available on the Live OSCAR Satellite Status page.
Let's hope we get the chance to add some purple to the page.
Kenneth - N5VHO
New residents arrived at the International Space Station at 12:01 a.m. CDT (0501 GMT, 9:01 a.m. Moscow time) Wednesday. Docking of the Expedition 9 Crew’s Soyuz spacecraft (ISS Soyuz 8 / TMA-4) initiated a nine-day handover and science operation by a visiting European Space Agency researcher.
Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC
This is a good article about the Soyuz TMA spacecraft with a lot of information on the rendezvous, docking, undocking, descent module, instrumentation, propulsion module etc.
Soyuz will dock the Station tomorrow wednesday in the morning (05:04 UTC).
International Space Station Status Report #04-20
11 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 18, 2004
Expedition 8 Crew
The Soyuz launched flawlessly at 10:19 p.m. CDT from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome, Kazakstan, and is on course to dock with the Station at
12:04 a.m. CDT Wednesday, April 21.
* Copied from SAREX bulletin board*
This is an update regarding the K6DUE ISS Commemorative Event Certificate.
The certificate printing was completed a few weeks ago and the certificates were distributed to the international delegates at the ARISS Meeting that has held as ESA ESTEC, Netherlands on March 26-27. The international delegates planned to forward these to their QSL distributors.
In the USA, I understand that the certificates were mailed out this past week. So those that made contacts should see these in the mail soon.
From a statistics standpoint, approximately 130 hams will be receiving certificates. Congratulations!!
73, Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
ARISS International Chairman
AMSAT-NA V.P for Human Spaceflight Programs
From NASA website:
The ISS Soyuz 8 spacecraft carrying the Expedition 9 crew is headed to the International Space Station after it successfully launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff occurred at 10:19 p.m. CDT Sunday (0319 GMT Monday) as the Station flew over the southern tip of South America.
Space Stations QRV at:
24-04-2004 & 25-APRIL-2004
ISS SCHOOL CONTACT:
Saterday 24-APRIL-2004 7:50 UTC
ISS CONTACT WITH VERON:
Sunday 25-APRIL-2004 8:20 UTC
I have been looking forward to hear direct Voice operation near my QTH since months. Then I noticed about the possibility to hear the pass of the ISS over France and the school contact planned for afternoon, 20:28 local time.
I prepared all my material (Talky kenwood TH-79 + Homebrew 3 element Yagi 2 m).
My plan was to go to a mountain near my home and record the conversation from astronaut Mike Foale.....