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Marex news, ISS tourist April 25, 2002



ISS Amateur Radio Status: April 25, 2002

Kolibri-2000 satellite  (RS-21) Telemetry Data
Next Space Tourist Mark Shuttlesworth


By Miles Mann WF1F,
	With contributions from Alexander Zaitzev RW3DZ

MAREX-NA News
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment, North American Division

Space tourist Mark Shuttlesworth is launched into space.  Every 6 months
the Soyuz return capsule attached to ISS needs to be replaced with a New
Soyuz capsule.   This replacement ensures that if there ever was a need
to make an emergency exit from ISS, that there would always be a fully
fueled hot-stand-by return capsule ready for the ISS crew.  These
replacement capsules are called Taxi flights.
This week the TM-34 was launched to ISS and it includes, Russian
Commander Yuri Gidzenko, Flight Engineer Roberto Vittori ESA and South
African businessman Mark Shuttleworth. The three crewmembers will dock
to the Zarya module of the ISS on Saturday at 2:57 a.m. Central time
(07:57 GMT). 
Mark Shuttleworth is planing on using the Amateur Radio station on board
ISS to talk to several schools in South Africa.  


Mark Shuttleworth web page
http://www.africaninspace.com/home/aboutmark/bio.shtml


NASA view of the Soyuz launch
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/pao/media/istat/archives/iss02-20.html

The Kolibri-2000 satellite  (RS-21) has been active for just over a
month.  The satellite was Launched on  March 19, 2002 at 22:00 UTC. 
Many stations from around the world have reported hearing the CW
telemetry signals.

The Kolibri was  remote launched into space from the Progress supply
vehicle.  The Kolibri RS-21 satellite will then 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.  Part of the RS-21 mission
will include analyzing particles, with an flux-gate magnetometer.

Doppler:
Primary Downlink  435.335  MHz CW/FSK (Doppler 435.325 - 435.345)
Backup Downlink  145.825 MHz CW/FSK (Doppler 145.820 - 145.830)
Kolibri will be transiting usually on the Primary channel of 435.335
mc.  The Backup channel has been used occasionally.  When you are
listening for Kolibri, make sure you check both channels and you should
adjust for Doppler shift.  

I was able to locate an active web page for this project, the ISS
"Kolibri-2000" - Russian-Australian School Scientific-Research
Microsatellite.  This web page is a little out of date, if anyone knows
of a more current web page, please forward the information to MAREX.

http://www.iki.rssi.ru/kollibri/mission1_e.htm


CW telemetry from RS-21 microsatellite

RS 21 The  callsign.

UBS 
N=100...150
U=N / 10 Volts
On board voltage

IBS	
N=10...250
I=N / 100 Amperes
On board  current

USUN
N=0...156
U=N / 10 Volts
Charge voltage from solar battery

ISUN
N=0...255
I=N / 100 Amperes
Charge current from solar battery

ITXA
N=0...170
I=N / 100 Amperes
D.C. current of the 435 MHz  TX

PTXA
N=0...70
P=N / 10 Watts
UHF power of the 435 MHz TX

TTXA
N=50...150
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade
The temperature of the 435 MHz TX.

ITXB
N=0...150
I=N / 100 Amperes
D.C. current of the 145MHz TX

PTXB
N=0...70
P=N / 10 Watts
VHF power of the 145MHz TX

TTXB
N=50...150
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade
The temperature of the 145MHz TX

TFLV
N=30...180
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade
The temperature of the top flange.

TFLN
N=30...180
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade
The temperature of the bottom flange.

TPPA
N=50...150
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade
The temperature of the instrument A board 

TPPB
N=50...150
T=N - 78 degrees in centigrade.
The temperature of the instrument B board 

MTX
N=0...255
The table of the operational modes.
The housekeeping info.

MRX
N=0...255
The table of the operational modes.
The housekeeping info.

RS 21 The callsign.



Position Data, April 24, 2002:

RS-21                   
1 27394U 01051C   02114.54477819  .00911315  35621-3  28586-2 0   728
2 27394  51.6330 319.1217 0011683 258.2525 205.6105 15.90748692  5608
ISS (ZARYA)             
1 25544U 98067A   02114.56215193  .00041992  00000-0  55411-3 0  3471
2 25544  51.6382 322.4040 0006485   2.9175  40.6457 15.57939472195664
SOYUZ-TM 33             
1 26955U 01048A   02114.04126597  .00062141  00000-0  81552-3 0  2094
2 26955  51.6360 325.0175 0006541 356.7203   3.5135 15.57914667 28845
PROGRESS-M1 8           
1 27395U 02013A   02114.04126597  .00062141  00000-0  81552-3 0   577
2 27395  51.6360 325.0175 0006541 356.7203   3.5135 15.57914667  51

73 Miles WF1F MAREX-NA


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Until we meet again

DOSVIDANIYA Miles WF1F
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