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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #105 on: 06/23/2009 09:23 AM »
On the Expedition 20/21 mission Frank de Winne is flying for the ESA.  His mission is called OasISS.
Has ESA released what his OasIss Mission patch will be or a deicated ESA mission Press Kit yet?
Can anyone get these for us?
I have some OasISS patches. Let me know if you wish to receive one!

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #106 on: 06/23/2009 02:49 PM »
I have some OasISS patches. Let me know if you wish to receive one!
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I would definitely be interested, please can you advise details ?

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #107 on: 06/23/2009 07:22 PM »
On the Expedition 20/21 mission Frank de Winne is flying for the ESA.  His mission is called OasISS.
Has ESA released what his OasIss Mission patch will be or a deicated ESA mission Press Kit yet?
Can anyone get these for us?
I have some OasISS patches. Let me know if you wish to receive one!
I am sorry, but I think I do not have any patches left... In case I get more I will let you know!

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #108 on: 06/23/2009 09:01 PM »
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Tonight between 5:36pm-7:27pm EDT, TsUP-Moscow is scheduled to conduct a single-burn test reboost of the ISS with Progress 33P.
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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #109 on: 06/23/2009 09:38 PM »
Why the need for a 'test'?


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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #110 on: 06/23/2009 09:55 PM »
Didn't they have a problem with the last reboost?

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #111 on: 06/24/2009 08:53 AM »
Didn't they have a problem with the last reboost?

But wasn't that more of a software/parameter error with the SM main engines?
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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #112 on: 06/24/2009 04:42 PM »
Expedition 20 - NASA ASTRONAUT LEADS TOUR OF SPACE STATION
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5100

 Expedition 20 - ASTRONAUT EXPLAINS CANADIAN EXPERIMENT ABOARD STATION
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5102

Expedition 20 - Astronaut Explains Loss of Muscle during Space Flight
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5101
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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #113 on: 06/25/2009 08:05 PM »
Rough Babelfish translation from TsUP about Progress M-02M undocking and approach to Zvezda on 12 July to test the Kurs system after the antennas were attached during EVA-22 on 5 June:

“PROGRESS M-02M”: SOON THE DISCONNECTING
Press service TsUP, on June 24, 2009
Approaches the completion the flight of cargo ship “progress M-02M” in the composition of the International Space Station. Crew of the ISS plots in the truck the equipment, which it is necessary to remove from the station, household trash.

On Monday June 29, transfer hatches will be closed, and on the following day “progress M-02M"  will leave for the autonomous flight.

The approximate time of disconnecting “progress M-02M” with the station - 22 hours 27 minutes on June 30 (18: 27 GMT). Space truck will free moorage in the docking module “Pirs”, who soon must engage ship “Soyuz TMA-14”. Now this ship is located in the service module of module “Zvezda”.

With the aid of “Progress M-02M” will be checked the fitness for work of new moorages - zenith port in the transition piece of module “Zvezda”. This operation it is intended to conduct on July 12. Test provides for the automatic rapprochement of truck with the station without the jointing.

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #114 on: 06/25/2009 08:08 PM »
Soyuz KhSA-SA Cooler/Dehumidifier Fan Update: Yesterday’s planned replacement of the apparently faulty fan in the Soyuz 18S Descent Module with a new unit proved to be not necessary. TsUP specialists determined that Monday’s jumper bypass configuration by Padalka successfully recovered functionality of the air conditioner fan.

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #115 on: 06/28/2009 10:34 AM »
June 26:

ARED:
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Bob Thirsk unstowed the IRED (Interim Resistive Exercise Device) and installed it in Node-2 and adjusted (tensioned) its canister spiral pulleys in order to increase canister loading.  IRED now serves as contingency exercise device as long as the ARED (Advanced RED) is out of commission.    [It was discovered yesterday that one of the dashpots (a mechanical device that resists motion via viscous friction) within the ARED VIS (Vibration Isolation System) is cracked and no longer attached.  Ground controllers reviewed the images and gave a No Go for ARED exercise until specialists could review and analyze the anomaly.  Instead, the IRED was put back in use.]
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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #116 on: 06/28/2009 11:36 AM »
That makes this entry from June 23 ironic.

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With the IRED (Interim Resistive Exercise Device) having been replaced by the ARED (Advanced RED), Bob Thirsk detensioned the device’s cable by removing the preload on it and stretching the Flexpacks in preparation for long-term stowage.

Quote from: Bob Thirsk
Dang it Houston, I just took that thing apart.
Grant Imahara: Oxygen deficiency alarm? Is that something I should be worried about?
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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #117 on: 06/29/2009 02:29 PM »
Didn't they have a problem with the last reboost?

But wasn't that more of a software/parameter error with the SM main engines?

Is there any word on the success of the test burn?

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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #118 on: 06/29/2009 06:05 PM »
Canadian Astronaut Robert Thirsk to Speak with Space University Students


Longueuil, Quebec, June 29, 2009– News media are invited to join students at NASA Ames Research Center for the 2009 International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program as they will interact with Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Robert Thirsk and Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the International Space Station. The live educational downlink event will be held from 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PDT at Building 3 on the NASA Research Park.

The downlink will connect hundreds of ISU students and teachers with space station crewmembers. The goal is to learn more about the Iris student experiment which is currently onboard the station for Robert Thirsk to perform during his long-duration stay. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Rachel Prucey at 650-604-0643 or by e-mail at rachel.l.prucey@nasa.gov.

The International Space University was founded in 1987 with the vision of a peaceful and prosperous future through the study, exploration and development of space for the benefit of humanity. The space studies program is a nine-week course for postgraduate students and young professionals from all over the world. The curriculum covers technical and non-technical, space-related fields and ranges from engineering and satellite applications to policy and the humanities. An international cadre of distinguished professors will teach the classes, which will be held June 29, 2009 to Aug. 28, 2009.

Journalists who cannot be on site will be able to watch the event live on NASA TV.

 

WHEN:                          June 30, 2009

TIME:                            10:10 a.m. PDT

WHAT:                          Educational downlink with ISU students

WHO:                           Robert Thirsk, CSA Astronaut, and the crew of Expedition 20

                                    Hundreds of ISU students and teachers                           


WHERE:                       NASA - Ames Research Center

                                   Building 3 on the NASA Research Park

                                   Moffett Field, California

 

To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations at 450-926-4370.

 


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Re: Expedition 20 thread
« Reply #119 on: 06/30/2009 12:43 AM »
TVM “Glitch”: The Russian TVM Terminal Computer System suffered a minor software-related “glitch”, losing its second string (of three subsets). No impact on operations, and straightforward to fix.

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