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EXP 11 STATUS - 16 MAY 2005



Submited by Arthur  N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468

Crew Completes First Month

A month into its mission, the Expedition 11 crew has settled into a 
steady work pace on the International Space Station.

 Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev worked on the Station's 
Elektron oxygen-generating system.

Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips observed the 
Russian holiday Victory Day on Monday. They spent the rest of the week 
performing system maintenance, training, exercising and performing 
experiments.

Phillips, who also serves as the NASA ISS science officer, worked on 
several Station laptops during the week, troubleshooting bootup problems 
and replacing batteries.

The Station's Elektron oxygen-generating system is out of operation. 
Russian engineers plan to send a new electronics box for the system on a 
Progress supply ship that will arrive in June. Meanwhile, plentiful 
supplies of oxygen remain available from multiple Station sources.

On Wednesday, Russian flight controllers commanded the docked Progress 
17 spacecraft to fire its engines, raising the Station's orbit by 1.5 
miles to an altitude of 226 miles by 214 miles.
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