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Re: ISS silence

In a message dated 4/18/01 4:55:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
francisco-p-costa@telecom.pt writes:

<< At 1523z all was normal, but wasn't at 1658z.
 Check the last ISS frames over EU:
 [DD-MM-YY UTC time]
I do know this much and that is that since last night, the expedition two 
crew on ISS have had to deactivate many of the space station systems for what 
amounts to a repositioning of their Soyuz vehicle.  Doing this requires that 
they temporarily configure ISS as though they will not be returning.  So, 
like with Mir, having no ground controllability of the on board amateur gear, 
 I would imagine they simply shut it off for the procedure that's now in 
progress and my guess is that it will all be up and running again sometime in 
the next couple of days.
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