ISS News: December 1997 Archives

NASA MIR Program Mir 24 / NASA 6 Status Date:09
Wednesday, December 17, 1997 Mission Day:09
Mir 24 / NASA 6 MD 134/83

Mir Station System/Subsystem Activities All primary major systems continue to operate nominally. Inspector activities were terminated today due to a problem with the Inspector star tracker. The crew kept receiving an input that the star tracker was overheating. The logic of the Inspector payload is such that without an operating start tracker, no burns can be performed

All Progress burns were executed with no anomalies. The Inspector and the Progress are on safe trajectories and there are no trajectory concerns. The crew did not perform burns to separate Mir from the Inspektor. According to Shift Flight Director Viktor Shedrin, there was a formatting problem in software uplinked to the Mir, and this prevented the burn from occurring. The current plan is to wait until the morning, when the crew will determine the distance to Inspektor, and a decision will be made at that time whether to reattempt a station burn. At about 21:00 DMT, the crew stated that the Inspektor was approximately 425 meters behind and 45-47 degrees higher than the Mir. The entire crew went to sleep following the comm pass ending at 21:20.



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