SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-028.01 ANS Special Bulletin - NASA TV to Show Arrival of Progress Spacecraft at ISS
AMSAT News Service Bulletin 028.01
From AMSAT HQ SILVER SPRING, MD.
January 28, 2011 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-028.01
The arrival of the Russian Progress-41 flight carrying the ARISSat-1 Amateur Radio Experiment to the International Space Station will be televised live via NASA TV starting at 8PM CST (UTC-6) on Saturday, January 29.
The unpiloted flight of the Progress resupply craft is expected to automatically berth to the Pirs docking compartment at 8:40 p.m. CST. Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman, Paolo Nespoli, Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Dmitry Kondratyev will be standing by during the automated docking manuevers.
In addition to ARISSat-1, the cargo ship is carrying three tons of supplies for the crew members.
ARISSat engineers will be meeting with Russian EVA specialists in Houston on Tuesday, February 1 to prepare for the February 16 deploy- ment of the satellite.
For more information about the space station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Check the AMSAT Web Page http://www.amsat.org for the latest ARISSat-1 information, a copy of the Symposium Slides, and a color guide showing the transponder bandplan.
[ANS thanks NASA for the above information]