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Marex news oct 25, 2001

ISS Amateur Radio Status: October 25, 2001

New ISS Taxi
ISS Amateur Radio Voice Activity expected this weekend.
Kolibri-2000 satellite
ISS and Mir QSL links
AO-40 SSTV images

By Miles Mann WF1F,
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division

New ISS Taxi
This week a new Soyuz "Taxi" arrived at the International Space
Station.  The Soyuz Taxi's are replaced after 6 months of active space
duty.  A new Taxi crew fly's a new Soyuz to ISS and then comes home
after a week or so, in the "OLD" Soyuz.  This way the crew which is
living on ISS will always have a fresh Soyuz return ship, in case they
need to leave ISS before a Shuttle arrival.  

Current Taxi crew
Soyuz 3 Commander Victor Afanasyev, Flight Engineer Konstantin Kozeev
and                                Flight Engineer Claudie Haignere 
(wife of Jean Pierre Haignere from Mir 1998  pictures of JP via SSTV, he
is the one with the SAX
The new capsule will serve as the station's crew return vehicle. The
Soyuz 3                                   crew is slated to depart the
station on Oct. 30. 

Pictures of Taxi crew

NASA Link of current work

Current ISS crew
Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. 
Mikhail Tyurin
Vladimir Dezhurov

ISS Amateur Radio Voice Activity expected this weekend.
This week Cosmonaut Claudie Haignere will be running a few Amateur Radio
school links with several schools in France.  It is may possible for
station in Europe to monitor her down link transmission on 145.800 MHz
FM.  And if she has some spare time she may even have a few random
conversations with the general publish.  However, it should be noted the
ISS taxi crew is very busy and may not have much free time this weekend.

For tips on monitoring ISS

Kolibri-2000 satellite
Next winter there will be a new amateur radio satellite launched during
a cargo mission to ISS.  The new satellite called Kolibir-2000, will be
taken into space by a Russian Progress cargo rocket (launch
approximately November 26, 2001).  The Kolibri-2000 will then stay in
space attached to a remote launching port on the Progress rocket until
approximately February 2002.  The Kolibiri will then be remotely
launched into space from the Progress rocket and fee-fall back to earth
over the next 2-4 months.  During the Kolibri's free-fall, it will send
back telemetry and digital voice recordings.  One of the down link
frequencies will be 145.825.  This satellite is not a transponder so the
public will only be able to listen to the voice recording and telemetry. 

ISS "Kolibri-2000" - Russian-Australian School Scientific-Research

ISS and Mir QSL links

I have updated the MAREX web page to include new links for both the Mir
and ISS QSL card pages.

AO-40 SSTV images
The MAREX team has been testing the new SpaceCam1 SSTV software via the
AO-40 satellite.  Check out the MAREX web page for some of the SSTV
images which have traveled over 60 - 80,000 miles

73 Miles WF1F MAREX-NA


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