- Status Report
- August 10, 2022
ISSCOM.011 (International Space Station Communications) – 30 April 2001
Docking S-TM32 at ISS:
S-TM32 docked at the nadir docking port of Zarya on 30.04.01 at 0957UTC. During the approach and docking S-TM32 and the ISS still were out of range of Western Europe.
During the pass for my position in orb. 13961, 0917-0923UTC 3 voice transmitters were active.
On the 143.625 mc strong cross-modulation interference by an air traffic control centre in Germany.
The interference was also inconvenient on 121.750 mc.
130.165 mc showed a good performance: strong signals and a good reception of TsUP via an uplink receiver in the background.
Somebody, somewhere asked Dennis: How are you? (No answer heard).
TsUP gave permission to open the cover of the hatch between the BO (life compartment) of the S-TM32 and the SO (docking compartment).
A few minutes later the crew also got permission to open the hatch itself.
With the S-TM32 crew already on board, during the next orbit (13962), 1053-1059UTC, TsUP and the crews established a TV-link and images were made by the LIV camera. For the next pass they promised to transmit operational images of the approach and docking of S-TM32.
During the pass in orbit 13963, 1224-1235UTC Musabayev reported that they had conserved the S-TM32. There were no further remarks.
Chris van den Berg, NL-9165/A-UK3202