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EXP 10 STATUS - 19 NOVEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition 10 Completes Busy Week on Space Station 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-62.html>*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov concluded a busy workweek Friday aboard the International Space 
Station.

Throughout the week, they worked with several science experiments, 
including the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) 
medical experiment. ADUM seeks to better understand the ability to 
quickly and remotely transmit medical data to the ground. The 
application may also find benefits on Earth, allowing for much quicker 
injury diagnosis for patients at remote locations by doctors based at 
hospitals. They also conducted an experiment designed to monitor the 
amount of data flowing between payloads and worked with Russian plant 
and biomedical experiments.

Sharipov worked inside the Pirs Docking Compartment where he prepared a 
Russian Orlan spacesuit for disposal. He removed parts that can be used 
on other Orlans. The old spacesuit will be placed in the ISS Progress 15 
cargo ship, which will be commanded to undock and burn up in the Earth's 
atmosphere next month. He also tested a suit that he will use during 
Expedition 10's upcoming spacewalks.

The Space Station received an orbital boost on Wednesday from Progress 
15. The maneuver raised the Station by 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) to 
place it in a more favorable orbit for the arrival of the ISS Progress 
16 cargo ship next month. That was slightly less than the expected 
altitude increase. Russian specialists continue to investigate the cause 
of the lower engine performance that occurred during the maneuver. They 
are also determining if another reboost maneuver is required before the 
arrival of Progress 16.
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