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ISS STATUS REPORT #04-37



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

*International Space Station Status Report #04-37*
*3 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 1, 2004*
*Expedition 9 Crew*

Flight controllers today fully revved up a gyroscope on the 
International Space Station that spacewalkers brought back to life 
Wednesday. They plan to return it to the set of gyroscopes controlling 
the Stationís orientation Friday morning.

After a normal, slow ramping up of speed over several hours, the newly 
restored Control Moment Gyroscope 2 reached its normal peak spin rate of 
6,600 revolutions per minute at about 1:30 p.m. CDT. Engineers plan to 
perform tests overnight to further monitor the gyroscopeís operation. 
The gyroscope will then join the other two CMGs currently controlling 
the Stationís attitude.

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer and NASA ISS 
Science Officer Mike Fincke successfully replaced the failed circuit 
breaker providing power to the gyroscope during a 5-hour, 39-minute 
spacewalk Wednesday. Today the crew had a short, off-duty day. Russian 
flight controllers used air from the Progress cargo craft's supply tanks 
for a normal repressurization of the complex today, replacing air that 
had been vented overboard to allow the airlock to be opened for the 
spacewalk. The crew will work on additional spacewalk clean-up tasks 
Friday.

Information on the crew's activities aboard the Space Station, future 
launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on 
the Earth, is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

Details on Station science operations can be found on an Internet site 
administered by the Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space 
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., at:

http://scipoc.msfc.nasa.gov/

The next ISS status report will be issued Friday afternoon






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