ISS News: September 2004 Archives

28 September 2004: Technical Problems Delay Russian Space Launch Again, Reuters

"Technical problems have prompted a further delay to the blast-off of a Russian spacecraft to the International Space Station, space officials said on Tuesday."

"He added the new launch date had not yet been set and did not elaborate on the technical hitch."

False Alarm on ISS

24 September 2004: NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 September 2004

"Shortly after C&C3 took over as Prime MDM, fire and smoke alarms were set off from the FGB, annunciated (and reacted to) both in the Russian and U.S. segments. The crew reported no smoke or smell in the cabin and felt comfortable enough to return to bed. It is unclear at this time how the FGB alarm was triggered and whether it was related to the C&C MDM transitions. Currently under investigation."

20 September 2004: U.S. Must Reimburse Russia for Using Soyuz Spacecraft, RIA NOVOSTI

"... space shuttles still remain grounded; and no one knows when their flights will be resumed. The United States is to commission a new space-transport system at least eight years from now. Consequently, NASA has no alternative but to reserve seats aboard Russian spacecraft."

15 September 2004: Technical Hitch Delays Russia Space Station Launch, Reuters

"The launch of a Russian rocket scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station next month has been postponed because of problems with the docking system, Russia's space agency said on Wednesday."

15 September 2004: Russian mishap threatens launch schedule, MSNBC

"The explosion of a small separation bolt aboard the Soyuz spaceship now being prepared for a trip to the international space station may delay that launch for five or 10 days, Russian space officials have told journalists in Moscow. But so far, Russia has not officially informed its American partners of any possible delay."

Oxygen Supplies Tight on ISS

13 September 2004: NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 September 2004

"Update on Elektron: The Elektron O2 generator is still Off. After the replacement of the gas analyzer for hydrogen (H2) in the O2 line by Padalka last Friday (9/10), the machine ran for about an hour and then shut down again. Moscow subsequently diagnosed the culprit to be a pressure increase in the hydrogen (H2) line due to cross-sectional constriction caused by deposits of KOH (potassium hydroxide) crystals."

ISS Crew Completes EVA

3 September 2004: NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 September 2004

3 September 2004: NASA Space Station Status Report 3 September 2004

"Smoothly and ahead of schedule, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke completed the fourth and final spacewalk of their six-month mission today. Padalka and Fincke spent five hours, 21 minutes outside the International Space Station (ISS) on maintenance tasks and installing antennas to prepare for the initial arrival of a new European cargo spacecraft next year."


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