[sarex] Expedition 14 Crew Tests the HDTV Space Video Gateway
azrowe80 at verizon.net
Wed Oct 18 16:16:17 PDT 2006
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
18 OCTOBER 2006
Expedition 14 Crew Tests the HDTV Space Video Gateway
--- International Space Station Image above:*** the International Space
Station against the blackness of space and Earth's horizon. Photo
On Wednesday the crew conducted a test of the Space Video Gateway to be
used in November for the first HDTV interactive downlinks with the
Discovery Channel and NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai). The hardware was
provided by NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for temporary
installation on the space station.
Launch of the ISS Progress 23 cargo craft is scheduled for Monday, Oct.
23, at 9:41 a.m. EDT and docking on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10:28 a.m.
EDT. The cargo consists of propellants, oxygen, food, crew provisions
and maintenance gear. Water will not be delivered this time.
High-priority items include Elektron parts, research payloads and EVA
One of the station's four Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs) used to
maintain the station's orientation in space was shut down last week
after exceeding the allowed vibration limit. Engineers tested the
problematic CMG Monday to gather performance data and conduct diagnostic
checks. An initial review of the available data indicated no vibration
events. Engineers continue analyzing the data to determine
More information about the SAREX