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EXP 10 STATUS - 26 NOVEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Expedition Resumes Preps for Monday's Soyuz Relocation 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-63.html>*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov resumed Soyuz relocation preparations after taking Thursday off 
to celebrate Thanksgiving. Their orbital holiday meal included packaged 
smoked turkey and potatoes.

Friday's work included reviewing plans for the maneuver and closing the 
hatch between the Station's Zvezda Service Module and the ISS Progress 
15 cargo ship.

The maneuver is slated to begin at 3:29 a.m. CST (0929 GMT) Monday when 
Sharipov and Chiao will undock the spacecraft from the Pirs Docking 
Compartment. Sharipov will fly the Soyuz to its new docking port on the 
Zarya Control Module. The maneuver will clear Pirs for use during 
Expedition 10's upcoming spacewalks. Redocking is slated to occur at 4 
a.m. CST (1000 GMT). NASA TV 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/index.html> will begin its 
coverage 
<http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/nov/HQ_m04189_station_move.html> 
of the relocation at 3 a.m. CST (0900 GMT).

On Wednesday, a test of the Soyuz thrusters took place. With the 
exception of one thruster that did not work properly, everything went as 
expected. Experts have decided that the abnormality will have no impact 
on the relocation maneuver or future Soyuz operations.

In other activities during the week, Chiao and Sharipov began preparing 
for next month's departure of Progress 15.

Picture with article see:http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/
* This is a computer-generated image of the ISS Soyuz 9 spacecraft 
docked to the Zarya Control Module following the upcoming relocation 
maneuver. On Monday, the Expedition 10 crew will move the Soyuz from the 
Pirs Docking Compartment (the module left of the Soyuz and extending 
down from the Zvezda Service Module). See the full version 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-10/html/jsc2004e51834.html> 
of this image in the Gallery 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/index.html>.*
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