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EXP 9 STATUS 23 SEPT. 2004



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Station Gets an Orbital Boost*
Russian flight controllers fired the ISS Progress 15 spacecraft’s 
engines Thursday for a maneuver designed to raise the International 
Space Station’s orbit. The 10-minute engine burn raised the Station by 
2.98 miles (4.8 kilometers) and placed it in the proper orbit for the 
arrival of the Expedition 10 crew aboard the ISS Soyuz 9 spacecraft next 
month.

Inside the Station, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS 
Science Officer Mike Fincke continued more troubleshooting on the 
Russian Elektron oxygen generation system. The Elektron went offline 
Wednesday. There has been no impact on ISS operations.

Padalka and Fincke also monitored science experiments and recharged a 
satellite phone.

* Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, left, and NASA ISS Science 
Officer Mike Fincke talked with students from Kenna Elementary School in 
West Virginia on Tuesday.*
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