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ISS repositions for Shuttle
« on: 04/05/2005 09:11 PM »
The ISS has moved it's orinatation slightly to make it easier for the Shuttle to gain access. This was done this morning.

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #1 on: 04/05/2005 10:55 PM »
Yeah we need that new Gyro ;)

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2005 05:28 PM »
How bad is the Gyro situation at the moment?

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #3 on: 04/07/2005 07:07 PM »
One out of four is broken, however the ISS can get by on two and with the shuttle lanching with a repacement soon it looks OK at the moment. A very different picture from two years ago.

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #4 on: 04/09/2005 10:36 AM »
Arg! I just got the latest ISS update in the email, and there was a nasty wee part - "Flight controllers and engineers are continuing to analyze several spikes in vibration and electrical current that have been noted in one of the Control Moment Gyroscopes."

Apparently the reorientation of the shuttle earlier in the week was to compensate for this one, in case it does die. Anyone care to elaborate?

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #5 on: 04/13/2005 01:50 AM »
Seems like a breaker problem on the curcuits. Never clever. Russian rockets can help if there's a number of failures, but its not ideal and after all they only have so much fuel. This really needs sorting.

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #6 on: 04/16/2005 07:03 PM »
Seems like all sorts of stuff breaks and without some decent supply lines the ISS is pretty dangerous. Wonder if this is why they are pushing the Shuttle back up to launch with it now seeming a bit like a rush job to do so.

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RE: ISS repositions for Shuttle
« Reply #7 on: 04/17/2005 04:19 PM »
That was always going to happen. At least they've managed to keep it going for two and a half years without a Shuttle. Remember, Columbia's STS-107 didn't go to the ISS.

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