Here are the times that you can expect to hear the SpEx Shadow beacon from the ISS over Australia. The Space Station is only visible for a little over 10 minutes as it travels over your location. If you are tuned into 145.825 with a packet radio decoder 1200 baud, you should be able to decode some signals that will translate into some text similar to this sample from a previous test over Europe.
G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:39 *GB* 13-10-2012/
G4HYG>BEACON,RS0ISS-4* :SpEx SHADOW 20:35:54 *GB* 13-10-2012/
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Dutch astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth on Sunday after spending over six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Three Expedition 32 crew members to the International Space Station
are scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-05M from the Baikonur
Space Center in Kazakhstan on July 15.
The ARRL report that NASA
will televise the launch and docking of the next mission, carrying three radio amateurs to the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for May 14.
The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin landed in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. EDT. They undocked from the International Space Station at 4:18 a.m. officially ending their stay.
The Soyuz performed a deorbit burn at 6:49 a.m. before the descent module separated from the rest of the Russian spacecraft and entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Afterward, the Soyuz deployed several parachutes, slowing its descent, and then fired three small engines to soften its landing.
Following its launch at 11:34:04 a.m. CDT, the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” has reached its planned orbit and deployed its solar arrays.
The unmanned cargo spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the International Space Station at 5:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, delivering 220 pounds of oxygen, 628 pounds of water, 4.5 tons of propellant, and nearly 2.5 tons of dry cargo, including experiment hardware, spare parts, food, and clothing.
The Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TSNIIMASH) in Russia is conducting a series of space plasma experiments in order to evaluate the shape of previously observed 'dead' zone, or shadowing due to the firing of an onboard arcjet plasma source.
Expedition 28 Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan landed their Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft in Kazakhstan a few seconds before midnight EDT Friday, with an official landing time of 11:59:39 p.m. Thursday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 164 days in space.
The trio launched aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April and spent 162 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.
The first human-like astronaut robot - Robonaut 2 or R2 - has awakened at the International Space Station - and already started tweeting.
"Those electrons feel GOOD! One small step for man, one giant leap for tinman kind," said the robot's first tweet.
R2 was brought to the ISS in February 2011 on board of space shuttle Discovery.
It has been designed to work alongside humans, helping them both inside and outside the station.