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Soyuz Taxi Crew and amateur radio



The European Space Agency has informed the ARISS
(http://ariss.gsfc.nasa.gov/) team that Claudie will be allowed to use
amateur radio during her free time on orbit.
     73,
     Will

Ron Baalke wrote:

 > Kyle Herring
 > Headquarters, Washington                 Oct. 19, 2001
 > (Phone: 202/358-4504)
 >
 > Eileen Hawley
 > Johnson Space Center, Houston
 > (Phone: 281/483-5111)
 >
 > NOTE TO EDITORS: N01-58
 >
 > NASA TV COVERAGE OF SOYUZ TAXI CREW ARRIVAL AT ISS
 >
 >      NASA Television will provide commentary and coverage of
 > the arrival of a new Soyuz return vehicle and its three-
 > person crew at the International Space Station beginning at
 > 6 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 23.
 >
 > Russian "taxi" crew Commander Victor Afanasyev and Flight
 > Engineer Konstantin Kozeev, along with European Space Agency
 > (ESA) Flight Engineer Claudie Haignere, will lift off at
 > 4:59 a.m. EDT Oct. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
 > Kazakhstan on a two-day journey to reach the station.
 >
 > Docking is scheduled about 6:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, with the
 > hatch opening and greeting by Expedition Three Commander
 > Frank Culbertson, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight
 > Engineer Mikhail Tyurin expected approximately 90 minutes
 > later. Live television is expected on NASA TV of both the
 > docking and the hatch opening through Russian TV systems.
 >
 > Haignere is flying for ESA under a commercial agreement
 > between CNES, the French space agency, and the Russian
 > Aviation and Space Agency. In addition to delivering a fresh
 > Soyuz return vehicle to the ISS, Haignere will conduct an
 > extensive program of scientific investigations as she and
 > her crewmates spend eight days aboard the station.  The taxi
 > crew will depart the station on Oct. 30 (Eastern time)
 > aboard the Soyuz currently docked to the station and will
 > land in Kazakhstan about two hours later.
 >
 > NASA Television is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85
 > degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a
 > frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.
 >
 >                          -end-

--
Will Marchant
marchant@ssl.berkeley.edu   http://chips.ssl.berkeley.edu/~marchant/
kc6rol@amsat.org            http://home.earthlink.net/~willmarchant/
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