Author Topic: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)  (Read 49437 times)

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (2011)
« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2010 05:30 PM »
Is there a reason for the boat ?

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (2011)
« Reply #2 on: 10/10/2010 05:51 PM »
I think they throw those in sometime to signify the fact that it is an expedition. But I could be completely wrong.
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (2011)
« Reply #3 on: 10/10/2010 06:09 PM »
I think this is the first time that on a patch, a Japanese astronaut's name is written in Japanese characters.
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (2011)
« Reply #4 on: 10/10/2010 07:49 PM »
No, always a Japanese astronaut's name is written in Japanise characters, see Koichi Wakata's Exp 18 & 20 patches and Soichi Noguchi's Exp 22 patch ! 
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 8 - November 16, 2011)
« Reply #5 on: 08/16/2011 05:42 PM »
Bumped...

Expedition 29 will start on Sep.8 with the Soyuz TMA-21 undocking



From left to right: Furukawa, Fossum & Volkov (Soyuz TMA-02M) - Ivanishin, Burbank & Shkaplerov (Soyuz TMA-22)

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 17, 2011)
« Reply #7 on: 09/02/2011 05:44 PM »
I was told Soyuz TMA-02M landing is now planning on November 17th.

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Re: Expedition 30 thread (November 16, 2011 - March 16, 2012)
« Reply #8 on: 09/13/2011 02:43 PM »
Interfax 13:25 gmt Sept 13 said Roskosmos had endorsed the following schedule:

Progress        Oct 30
Soyuz           Nov 12
Soyuz           Dec 20
Progress        Jan 26

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Re: Expedition 30 thread (November 16, 2011 - March 16, 2012)
« Reply #9 on: 09/13/2011 02:54 PM »
Interfax 13:25 gmt Sept 13 said Roskosmos had endorsed the following schedule:

Progress        Oct 30
Soyuz           Nov 12
Soyuz           Dec 20
Progress        Jan 26

Now we wait to see what NASA thinks about the results of the Russian "investigation" and corrective actions...
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Expedtion 29 is now underway.
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #11 on: 09/16/2011 09:54 AM »
According to http://www.cbsnews.com/network/news/space/home/flightdata/calendar.html, Soyuz TMA-02M landing is planned at 02:43 UTC on November 22nd.

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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #12 on: 09/16/2011 07:45 PM »
So Expedition 29 will only be 8 days with a 6 person crew....that is a first right ?
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #13 on: 09/16/2011 08:57 PM »
Exactly about 5 days from 16th (docking) to 21st (undocking) November ! Very short term...first 
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #15 on: 09/16/2011 11:11 PM »
So Expedition 29 will only be 8 days with a 6 person crew....that is a first right ?


At this point it is more of a downsizing, with a three person crew and a direct handover as was done for Expeditions 1-19.
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From ISS On-Orbit Status Report for 19/09/2011.

JAXA Marangoni Experiment:
Starting tonight at 9:30 PM GMT (crew sleeptime) and running trough 6:00 AM GMT tomorrow morning, the first Marangoni experiment will be running in the Kibo JPM (JEM Pressurized Module). Subsequent sessions will be conducted through late November 2011. The experiment is performed during crew sleep (since the liquid bridge to be formed is sensitive to g-jitter), 4 days/week at most and 24 runs in total. After the liquid bridge has been formed, the ground will impose a temperature gradient on it to produce Marangoni convection. The crew, which will be informed regularly, has been asked to avoid any disturbances in this timeframe. Even disturbances in other modules can be transmitted and cause the liquid bridge in JPM to break up, resulting in science loss.

FGB Refueling:
Starting at ~1:30 AM GMT, propellants will be transferred by ground command from the Progress M-10M/42P tanks via the DC-1 (Docking Compartment-1) to the FGB (Functional Cargo Block) long high-pressure fuel and oxidizer tanks (BVDG for the UDMH fuel, & BVDO for the NTO oxidizer).
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Re: Expedition 29 thread (September 16 - November 22, 2011)
« Reply #17 on: 09/20/2011 11:16 AM »
ISS traversing the southern sky over Ceduna, South Australia, 17 Sep 2011 at 1905 .  It crossed from west to east (right to left) passing just below eCentauri and in between Mimosa (Southern Cross) and Hadar (the 'Pointers').

Very bright (mag-3). 

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ISO 400 55m f/8 30 seconds

Thanks to Heavens Above for prediction and Stellarium for star charts
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Don't know whether this actually involves any movement from Dextre.


From NASA GSFC SSCO via Facebook:

"Brrr, it's a rainy day in Maryland—the perfect time for the RRM Ops team to bunker down in the Goddard robotics lab and practice the next RRM on-orbit tasks! They're joined by the team members from Johnson Space Center who actually "fly" the International Space Station's Dextre robot on orbit."
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