Archive - Dec 2010 - Story

December 28th

Station’s Newest Crew Members Continue Orientation

ISS Status Report

After a light-duty weekend, the International Space Station's newest flight engineers, Cady Coleman, Dmitry Kondratyev and Paolo Nespoli, each had time set aside to study the layout of their orbital home for the next five months and learn to move about in its large habitable space. The trio also conducted routine on-orbit hearing assessments. Coleman, Kondratyev and Nespoli arrived at the station Dec. 17 aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft.

N5VHO – Tue, 2010 – 12 – 28 11:29

December 27th

ARISS Status December 27, 2010


Topics in this report:
1. ISS Astronaut Sends Birthday Greetings to ARISS
2. ARISS International Team Meeting Held
3. AMSAT Article on 10th Anniversary of ARISS

1. ISS Astronaut Sends Birthday Greetings to ARISS

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 12 – 27 10:19

December 22nd

Robotics and Research Aboard Station Tuesday, Reboost Wednesday

ISS Status Report

With Expedition 26 recently expanded to its full crew complement of six, the International Space Station’s residents checked out robotics systems to prepare for the arrival of a Japanese cargo craft and conducted scientific research Tuesday.

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 22 15:28

Congratulations---ARISS 10th Anniversary



My heartiest of congratulations to all the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) volunteers and their international sponsoring organizations on the 10th anniversary of the first Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school group contact.

ka3hdo – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 22 12:31

December 20th

New Expedition 26 Trio Arrives at Station

ISS Status Report

The International Space Station is now fully staffed with a six-member crew. New Expedition 26 crew members Dmitry Kondratyev, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli entered the International Space Station when the hatches were opened at 6:02 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. They docked to the Rassvet mini-research module at 3:11 p.m.

› Watch the docking video at

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 12 – 20 10:18

ARISS Status December 20, 2010


Topics in this report:
1. Upcoming Contacts
2. Astronaut Training Status

1. Upcoming Contacts
The ARISS operations team is working to schedule school contacts for the next year. Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA and Cady Coleman, KC5ZTH arrived at the ISS on Friday, December 17. Both plan to be active in the ARISS program.

2. Astronaut Training Status
Astronaut Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC attended an ARISS introduction course this past week. Marshburn is slated to fly with Expedition 34 in November 2012.

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 12 – 20 10:05

December 15th

New Expedition 26 Trio Blasts Off Toward Station

ISS News

Expedition 26 Flight Engineer Catherine Coleman is seated in the Soyuz TMA-20 during its ascent to orbit. Coleman and Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Paolo Nespoli (both out of frame) launched on time to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 15 14:50

Station Crew Hard at Work; New Trio Prepares for Launch

ISS Status Report

While three Expedition 26 crew members are hard at work in space, another trio is preparing for a 2:09 p.m. EST (1:09 a.m. Thursday, Baikonur time) launch today from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexander Kaleri are conducting a Russian experiment designed to detect depressurization. The experiment’s purpose is to increase spaceflight safety by detecting pressure leaks inside a spacecraft and understanding how they occur.

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 15 13:51