Archive - Jun 2005 - Story
Well, is very interesting talk with ham's and other around the world, but talk with Astronauts abord the International Space Station is great. In this last sunday (06/26/2005) I talk with Sergey Krikalev and comemorate my fourth contact with ISS. Thank's to ARISS and thank's again to ISSFANCLUB and to Claudio. Alone I'm never talk with Cosmonauts in Space. Thank you very much.
Mauricio Beraldo PY4MAB
PoÃ§os de Caldas MG
Some months ago Bob Brunninga put out a request for the development of a website to display PCSAT2 Realtime telemetry. This site is being developed by Dave Johnson, G4DPZ, of AMSAT-UK. It can be found at http://www.pcsat2.info.The site will be completed in the next few days after testing the receipt of mock telemetry data injected into the worldwide APRS network.
International Space Station Expedition 11's ninth ARISS school contact will be with students at Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States on Monday, 27 June 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:05 UTC.
The Mayborn Museum Complex combines a Natural History museum, a discovery center with 16 hands-on, interactive rooms (including communications and transportation) and an authentic 1890's village.
Since the arrival of an unpiloted cargo ship last Saturday, the Expedition 11 crew has been unpacking equipment and replenishing supplies aboard the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 18 spacecraft delivered food, water, propellant, experiment hardware and spare parts for the Station.
From Amsat reflectors by Kenneth, N5VHO:
From my location in Houston, I and a coworker's kid listened to John Phillips answering the questions with great audio and super signals. I could even make out some of the Service Module background noise. Missed the first couple of answers but it sounded like he got through about 20 questions before signing with the school.
Nice little last minute demo. Gear was an arrow antenna and Knwd D-7.
Great job Keith - W5IU!
Kenneth - N5VHO
An unpiloted Russian cargo craft with more than two tons of supplies and equipment docked Saturday evening with the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 18 spacecraft docked at 8:42 p.m. EDT to the aft port of the Station's Zvezda Service Module. The docking was controlled by Station Commander Sergei Kirkalev using the Telerobotically Operated Rendezvous Unit (TORU). The automated Kurs docking system was not used because a problem with a Russian ground station prevented uplinking a command for Progress to begin the final approach. Krikalev was helped by NASA Science Officer John Phillips in the manual docking operation, which went flawlessly.
International Space Station Expedition 11's eighth ARISS school contact will be with students at Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas, United States on Monday, 20 June 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:49 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and W5IU.
Mission: STS-114 - 17th ISS Flight (LF1) - Multi-Purpose Logistics Module:
Launch Date: Launch Planning Window: July 13 to 31
Launch Pad: 39B
Crew: Collins, Kelly, Noguchi, Robinson, Thomas, Lawrence and Camarda
Inclination/Orbit Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles
Discovery was rolled out Wednesday to Launch Pad 39B on a Crawler Transporter. The four-mile journey began at 1:58 a.m. EDT and ended at 12:17 p.m.