[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

ISS -RETURN VEHICLE ACTIVITIES CARRIED ON NASA TV



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Dwayne C. Brown
Headquarters, Washington                              October 25, 2002
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N02-69

SPACE STATION CREW-RETURN VEHICLE ACTIVITIES CARRIED ON NASA TV 

      The arrival to the International Space Station (ISS) of a
modernized 
Russian Soyuz crew return vehicle will be covered live on NASA Television
Oct. 
31-Nov. 1. The undocking of the currently attached crew-return vehicle
will be 
carried live on Nov. 9. 

Soyuz vehicles are ferried to the ISS every six months to provide an 
assured crew-return capability for station residents.

Russian Soyuz 5 Commander Sergei Zalyotin, European Space Agency Flight 
Engineer Frank DeWinne of Belgium and Russian Flight Engineer Yuri 
Lonchakov are scheduled to be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 
Kazakhstan at approximately 10 p.m. EST October 29. They will spend 
approximately eight days conducting joint scientific activities with 
Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun, NASA ISS Science Officer Peggy 
Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev, who have been on board the 
ISS since June.  There will no coverage of the launch on NASA 
Television. NASA will issue a status report once the Soyuz reaches 
orbit.

Commentary will originate from the ISS flight control room at NASA's 
Johnson Space Center, Houston, on Oct. 31 prior to the docking of the 
Soyuz and its crew to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment, beginning 
at 11 p.m. EST, with available downlink television from cameras on the 
station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. Docking is planned at approximately 
midnight EST Oct. 31. Coverage will extend through hatch opening and 
the greeting between the Soyuz crew and the Expedition Five crew, 
expected around 1:40 a.m. EST Nov. 1.

NASA TV also will provide live coverage and commentary of the Nov. 9 
departure of the Soyuz crew in the return vehicle currently docked to 
the ISS beginning at 3 p.m. EST, with available downlink television 
from cameras on the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm. Undocking of the 
older Soyuz vehicle is expected around 3:30 p.m. EST. There will be no 
coverage of landing.

NASA TV is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical polarization at 
85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

Additional information on the ISS is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov

-end-

________________________________________________________________
Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today
Only $9.95 per month!
Visit www.juno.com
----
Via the sarex mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe sarex" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home