- Press Release
- Sep 30, 2022
ISSCOM.006 – 8 Feb 2001
ISS: From 1.02.2001 the ISS came again in range of Western Europe in the late evening hours and so the voice communications between the ISS and TsUP Moscow could be monitored again. Commander Shepherd regularly used the relay via TsUP-M to TsUP Houston.
Atlantis (STS-98): After the flawless launch on 7.02.2001 at 23.13.06UTC the shuttle came in range of the Netherlands. Between 23.34.35 and 23.38UTC commander ken Cockrell communicated with TsUP-H via a Spanish tracking facility. These signals on 259.700 mc AM-W came in loud and clear.
Progress-M1-4: This freighter separated from the ISS on 8.02.2001 at 11.26.04UTC and burnt up over the well known designated area east of New Zealand after a short autonomous flight at 1350UTC.
Chris van den Berg, NL-9165/A-UK3202