Archive - 2010 - Story

December 14th

Soyuz Rolls Out to Launch Pad

ISS Status Report

The Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft that will carry Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Catherine Coleman, Paolo Nespoli and Dmitry Kondratyev to the International Space Station this week was rolled out to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Monday morning. The trio continued to prepare for their launch on Wednesday (Thursday, Baikonur time) and docking to the station two days later.

N5VHO – Tue, 2010 – 12 – 14 09:28

December 13th

ARISS Status December 13, 2010

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. AMSAT Covers ARISS Anniversary
2. Amateur Radio Newsline Reports on ARISS
3. Astronaut Training Status

1. AMSAT Covers ARISS Anniversary
The AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service bulletin (ANS-346) included an article on the tenth anniversary of ARISS. See: http://amsat.org/pipermail/ans/2010/000468.html

2. Amateur Radio Newsline Reports on ARISS

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 12 – 13 10:37

December 7th

Crew Kicks Off New Week of Research

ISS Status Report

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly worked with several experiments Monday, including Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure During Spaceflight-Long. The experiment examines the effects of spaceflight and ambient light exposure on the sleep-wake cycles of the crew members during long-duration stays on the space station. The data collected will aid in understanding the effects of spaceflight on sleep as well as in the development of effective countermeasures for long-duration spaceflight.

N5VHO – Tue, 2010 – 12 – 07 07:02

December 6th

ARISS Status December 6, 2010

ARISS

Topics in this report:
1. ARISS Celebrates Ten Years of School Contacts
2. ARISSat-1 Shipped to Russia
3. ARRL Article on Expedition 24/25 Crew
4. AMSAT Provides Update on ARISSat-1
5. Amateur Radio Newsline Reports on ARISS

1. ARISS Celebrates Ten Years of School Contacts

N5VHO – Mon, 2010 – 12 – 06 10:02

December 3rd

NASA Re-targets Discovery for February Launch

Space Shuttle

Fri, 03 Dec 2010 11:18:13 AM CST

Space shuttle Discovery's launch on the STS-133 mission has been targeted for no earlier than Feb. 3, 2011, to allow for more testing on the intertank stringers on the external tank.

Source http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

N5VHO – Fri, 2010 – 12 – 03 13:11

December 2nd

Expedition 26 Trio Awaiting Three New Members

ISS Status Report[img]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/493575main_jsc2010e193639_slide.jpg[/img] Expedition 26 Flight Engineers Catherine Coleman, Paolo Nespoli and Dmitry Kondratyev meet with Russian space officials before their Dec. 15 launch to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA The three-member Expedition 26 crew is busy onboard the International Space Station while waiting for a new trio due to arrive on Dec. 17. Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka have been onboard the station since Oct. 9.
N5VHO – Thu, 2010 – 12 – 02 14:36

December 1st

Station Crew Awaits Soyuz, Shuttle Dockings

ISS Status Report

All systems aboard the orbiting International Space Station continued to function well Tuesday, as the three-person Expedition 26 crew tackled some light-duty maintenance tasks while awaiting the arrival of three additional flight engineers aboard a Soyuz on Dec. 17 as well as the launch of space shuttle Discovery.

Commander Scott Kelly spent some time cleaning fans that provide crucial ventilation throughout the modules. With the absence of any natural wind to circulate the air, these fans prevent pockets of carbon dioxide from building up inside the closed space station atmosphere.

N5VHO – Wed, 2010 – 12 – 01 12:33

November 30th

ISS Expedition 24/25 Crew Back on Terra Firma

ISS Amateur Radio

After more than 160 days in space, ISS Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC -- along with Flight Engineers Shannon Walker, KD5DXB, and Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI -- has returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS), landing in Kazakhstan on Friday, November 26. While on board the ISS, both Wheelock and Walker participated in the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, and made 22 ISS-to-school and ISS-to-camp QSOs. In addition, Wheelock averaged about two dozen casual QSOs each week while on board the ISS.

N5VHO – Tue, 2010 – 11 – 30 10:00