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EXP 10 STATUS - 31 MARCH 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

*Crew Works on Station Equipment
*Thursday aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 10 
Commander Leroy Chiao checked out a malfunctioning digital camera. 
Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov turned his attention to the continuing 
failure of an oxygen-generation system.

Sharipov is still troubleshooting the balky Elektron oxygen-generating 
system that shut down two weeks ago. He tried to power it up Thursday, 
but it shut down spontaneously. Russian flight controllers are 
investigating.

Meanwhile the Station has sufficient oxygen and can be repressurized by 
other means when necessary. Oxygen from the tank of a docked Progress 
spacecraft repressurized the Station's cabin atmosphere Wednesday.

The Station's Control Moment Gyroscopes moved it slowly into a different 
attitude Thursday. The maneuver, which moved the Station at a rate of 
only 0.0001 degrees per second, took about 31 hours.

*International Space Station Status Report 16* 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-16.html>
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