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ISS STATUS REPORT #05-44 - 10 SEPT. 2005



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*International Space Station Status Report #05-44*
*Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005*
*Expedition 11 Crew*

A 2½-ton delivery arrived at the back door of the International Space 
Station today as an unpiloted Russian cargo ship linked up to the Zvezda 
module’s docking port at 9:42 a.m. CDT, filled with supplies for 
Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John 
Phillips and spare parts for repair to some Station systems.

The crewmembers were inside Zvezda monitoring the automated docking as 
ISS flew 220 statute miles above Central Asia near northern Kazakhstan 
at the time of contact and capture. Once leak checks are completed, 
Krikalev and Phillips will open the hatch to Progress later today and 
will begin to unload its contents on Sunday.

The supplies include food, fuel, oxygen and air, clothing, experiment 
hardware, and Russian spacesuit components. The more than 2,700 pounds 
of dry cargo contained in this supply ship also include a new water 
circulation device called a liquids unit for the Station’s Elektron, the 
primary system for supplying oxygen for the crew to breathe and spare 
parts for the Vozdukh carbon dioxide removal system. Time is set aside 
in the crew’s schedule Sept. 15 for installation of the new liquids unit 
to attempt to bring Elektron back into service, months after it failed.

The remainder of the Progress payload includes 1,763 pounds of 
propellant for the Russian thrusters, 242 pounds of oxygen and air in 
tanks as a backup supply for the oxygen generated by Elektron and 463 
pounds of water to augment the supplies left by The Space Shuttle 
Discovery during the recent STS-114 mission.

Some of the clothing and personal effects delivered to the Station today 
include items for the next resident crew of the Station, Expedition 12 
Commander and NASA Science Officer Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer 
Valery Tokarev. They are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur 
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 1 on the Soyuz TMA-7 capsule.

Information on the crew's activities aboard the Space Station, future 
launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on 
the Earth, is available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

The next Station status report will be issued on Thursday, Sept. 15, or 
earlier if events warrant.

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