Status Report

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 February 2005

By SpaceRef Editor
February 14, 2005
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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 February 2005

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All ISS systems continue to function nominally, except those noted previously or below. Sunday, second weekend rest day for the crew. Ahead: Week 17 of Increment 10.

FE Sharipov completed the weekly routine SOZh/ECLSS maintenance tasks of collecting toilet flush (SP) counter and water supply (SVO) readings in the Service Module for calldown to TsUP/Moscow. Today’s maintenance also entailed the regular weekly inspection of the air/liquid condensate separator apparatus (BRPK).

After changing out the electronic control panel on the ASU toilet facility with a spare unit this morning, the crew restarted the system and successfully returned it to full operation, with ground specialists continuing to monitor its functionality.

CDR Chiao took did his daily readings of Total Dose and End File values of the TEPC (Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter), which he had relocated to the Node on 1/31, and called the data down at the evening DPC (daily planning conference). [This is currently a daily requirement since the UOP (utility outlet panel) near the TEPCs temporary location (for two weeks) does not allow automated telemetry monitoring by the ground.]

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Shuttle Processing [KSC]

The crew performed their regular daily 2.5-hr. physical exercise program on TVIS, RED exerciser, CEVIS cycle and VELO cycle with bungee cord load trainer. [Salizhan’s daily protocol currently prescribes a four-day microcycle exercise with 1.5 hr on the TVIS set on the treadmill and one hour on VELO (today: Day 2 of a new set).]

Later today, at ~3:30pm EST, the CDR is scheduled for his weekly PFC (private family conference), via S-band/video and Ku-band/NetMeeting video.

Working off the voluntary Russian task list, Salizhan performed the regular daily inspection of the BIO-5 Rasteniya-2 (“Plants-2”) experiment, which researches growth and development of plants under spaceflight conditions in the Lada-5 greenhouse.

No CEO (crew earth observations) targets today.

CEO photography can be viewed and studied at the websites:

See also the website “Space Station Challenge” at:

To view the latest photos taken by the expedition 10 crew visit:

Expedition 10 Flight Crew Plans can be found at

Previous NASA ISS On-orbit Status Reports can be found here. Previous NASA Space Station Status Reports can be found here. Previous NASA Space Shuttle Processing Status Reports can be found here. A collection of all of these reports and other materials relating to Return to Flight for the Space Shuttle fleet can be found here.

Upcoming Key Events:

  • ISS Reboost — 2/15 (~8:22pm EST, delta-V ~1.8 m/s; delta-H ~3.2 km; phasing for 17P launch);
  • Progress 16 (16P) undocking & destructive reentry — 2/27;
  • Progress 17 (17P) launch — 2/28;
  • EVA-13 — 3/25;
  • Soyuz 10 (10S) launch — 4/15 with Expedition 11 (CDR Sergei Krikalev, FE/SO John Phillips);
  • Soyuz 9 (9S) undock — 4/25 with Exp. 10 crew (after 193 days on orbit, 191 days on board ISS);
  • Progress 18 (18P) launch — 6/10;
  • Progress 19 (19P) launch — 8/24;
  • Soyuz 11 (11S) launch — 9/27.

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ISS Orbit (as of this morning, 10:04am EST [= epoch]):

  • Mean altitude — 356.3 km
  • Apogee height — 362.8 km
  • Perigee height — 349.8 km
  • Period — 91.67 min.
  • Inclination (to Equator) — 51.64 deg
  • Eccentricity — 0.0009701Solar Beta Angle — -28.6 deg (magnitude
  • decreasing)
  • Orbits per 24-hr. day — 15.70
  • Mean altitude loss in last 24 hours — 130 m
  • Revolutions since FGB/Zarya launch (Nov. 98) — 35625

ISS Altitude History

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ISS Altitude History

For more on ISS orbit and worldwide ISS naked-eye visibility dates/times, see In addition, information on International Space Station sighting opportunities can be found at on NASA’s Human Spaceflight website. The current location of the International Space Station can be found at at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Additional satellite tracking resources can be found at

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