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Re: Marex news jan 24, 2002 Antenna status



During today's briefing, they said ONE (not 3) antennas will be installed on
the EVA tomorrow, Jan 25.

73.  Roy, K6DUE


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From: "Miles" <wf1f@mediaone.net>
To: "arthur z rowe" <azrowe@juno.com>
Cc: <sarex@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 5:36 AM
Subject: [sarex] Marex news jan 24, 2002 Antenna status


> Marex News, ISS Amateur Radio Status: January 24, 2002
>
> 12 Antennas Installed for Amateur Radio
> SpaceCam1
> ISS  Visible
> Space Tourists and Contests
>
> By Miles Mann WF1F,
> MAREX-NA News
> Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division
>
> New ISS Crew:
> Current Members of the ISS Expedition Four:
> Commander Yuri Onufrienko RK3DUO of Rosaviakosmos (formally called RSA
> Russian Space Agency)
> American Flight Engineers Carl Walz KC5TIE
> Dan Bursch KD5PNU
>
> Antenna Space Walk:
> Last week the ISS crew installed one of the new multiple-band Amateur
> radio antennas on the Zvezda Service Module module.  This Friday, the
> ISS crew will install the remaining three additional multiple band
> Amateur radio antennas on the hull of the Zvezda Service Module.
> Commander Yury Onufrienko and Flight Engineers Dan Bursch will conduct
> the space walk (EVA) this Friday at 15:35 GMT.
>
> In Flight Antennas and hardware:
> By the end of January, there will be a total of (12) twelve externally
> mounted antennas on ISS which can be used for Amateur Radio
> experimentation.  Some of the antennas in the Zvezda Service Module will
> be shared with other experiments including the commercial helmet mounted
> TV camera project.  The helmet TV cameras will send live TV signals back
> to mission control during spacewalks to allow mission control to help
> monitor the Spacewalking crews progress.  The new ARISS antenna systems
> are designed so that 2 or 3 projects can share a single antenna system
> at the same time.  The NASA TV channel has been showing several move
> clips of the ISS crew preparing the new Amateur Radio antennas for the
> spacewalk.  If you watch this week you may be able to get a good look at
> the systems. Also, check the MAREX web page for additional pictures of
> the new ARISS antenna systems.
>
> Current and Pending antennas systems
> (1) Mono band 2-meter (147 mc) (Cirrus antenna system mounted on the
> Zarya module, This antenna is currently connected to the Amateur Radio
> Erickson 2-meter Voice/Packet station )
> (3) 2-meter (145 mc) antennas (ARISS Multi antenna platforms wa-1, wa-2
> and wa-3,  Zvezda module)
> (3) 70-cm  (435 mc) antennas (ARISS Multi antenna platforms wa-1, wa-2
> and wa-3,  Zvezda module)
> (1) 10-meter (28 mc) antenna (ARISS Multi antenna platforms wa-4  Zvezda
> module)
> (4) Patch antennas for 1.2-2.4 gc (ARISS Multi antenna platforms wa-1,
> wa-2, wa-3 and wa-4,  Zvezda module)
>
> One of the reasons we are so excited about the new ARISS antennas system
> is because of the fact, that without antennas, you will not have a Radio
> project.  This antenna project actually began in 1995, a year before
> ARISS existed.  At that time, ARISS was an informal group of clubs who
> were trying to plan the-out a future wish list of educational amateur
> radio related projects for ISS.  During the first ARISS meeting in
> November 1996, we heard several antenna proposals for ISS.  The RSA team
> which then became the AIRSS-Russian team proceeded with the difficult
> task of getting 4 holes drilled in the side of the Zvezda module.  The
> other ARISS teams began the process of designing and building the new
> antenna systems.  And now thanks to the hard work from everyone, we now
> have 12 antenna ports available for experimentation.
>
> SpaceCam1:
> The joint MAREX/ARISS Slow Scan TV project, is currently being tested on
> both sides of the pond.  During a MAREX telecon with RSA,  the Russian
> engineers came up with several suggestions for the proposed Slow Scan TV
> project for ISS.  All of the proposed changes are being review by the
> MAREX team.  For more information, check out the MAREX web page.
>
>
> ISS Visible:
> The ISS should be Visible in the evening skies, over North America
> during the next few weeks.  Check your tracking programs.
> http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/
>
> If you do not have a tracking program, please check the NASA web pages
> for tracking and Visibility data.  There have been several good reports
> of very bright reflections from ISS.
> http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/index.html
>
>
>
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/SightingD
ata/sighting_index.html
>
>
> Space Tourists and Contests:
> Do you remember last years ISS tourist, Denis Tito?  We'll, it seems
> there is another Space Tourist training for a mission during the Summer
> of 2002.  The Rumors are that he is a South African and he will be flown
> to ISS for a short mission via a Soyuze Rocket.
>
> There are also at least (3) Three Television Contests in the works to
> send a winner into Space.  One of the projects called Space Commander
> was open to European citizens (no more applications being accepted).
> Space Commander accepted 6000 applications (you had to call in via
> Premium Service phone line and spend an hour on the Premium Service line
> and pay a FEE to apply,   I don't think that would be legal in the
> USA).  The other contests are still in development, if you find any
> specific details please pass it on to MAREX, thanks.
>
>
>
> 73 Miles WF1F MAREX-NA
>
>
> www.marex-na.org
>
> Copyright 2001 Miles Mann, All Rights Reserved.  This document may be
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>
> Until we meet again
>
> DOSVIDANIYA Miles WF1F
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