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ISS STATUS REPORT #04-38




    Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468


*International Space Station Status Report #04-38*
*2:30 p.m. CDT Friday, July 2, 2004*
*Expedition 9 Crew*

A newly reactivated gyroscope on the International Space Station today 
was successfully brought on line for attitude control at 6:20 a.m. CDT. 
The Control Moment Gyroscope 2 was fully operational at 6,600 
revolutions per minute Thursday afternoon after being powered back on as 
a result of this week’s spacewalk. Testing overnight proved its 
operation adequate for orientation control.

Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer and NASA ISS 
Science Officer Mike Fincke replaced a failed circuit breaker providing 
power to the gyroscope during a 5-hour, 40-minute spacewalk Wednesday. 
The gyroscope now joins two others in controlling the Station’s 
orientation during normal operations.

Today the crew completed clean-up tasks for the spacewalk, including 
hanging the Russian Orlan-M spacesuits out to dry, stowing tools and 
conducting a follow-up conference with spacewalk specialists. Tomorrow 
the sleep shift schedule for the crewmembers will be back to normal as 
they begin a three-day weekend to commemorate the U.S. Independence Day 
holiday Monday. The crew will finish up spacewalk close out tasks next 
week and is scheduled to work on science experiments, such as the 
Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity.

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, July 9, or as events 
warrant.

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