[sarex] EXP 14 Crew Relocates Soyuz Spacecraft

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Wed Oct 11 12:16:31 PDT 2006


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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