[sarex] EXP 14 Crew Relocates Soyuz Spacecraft
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Wed Oct 11 12:16:31 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AC #31468
The Expedition 14 crew members boarded their Soyuz spacecraft Tuesday
for a short move. With Soyuz Commander Tyurin at the controls, they
undocked from the Zvezda port at 3:14 p.m. EDT and redocked to the
Earth-facing Zarya module port at 3:34 p.m. This relocation frees the
Zvezda's docking port for the arrival of a new Russian Progress cargo
spacecraft later this month.
One of the station's four Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs) used to
maintain the station’s orientation in space was shut down early Tuesday
after exceeding the allowed vibration limit. Only three CMGs are needed
to properly maintain the station's orientation. Ground controllers will
monitor the CMG and perform additional diagnostic testing.
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