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  • ISS

    06/25/2009 | Possible International Space Station Contacts for Field Day 2009

    According to NASA ISS Ham Radio Project Engineer Kenneth Ransom, N5VHO, there is a good possibility that groups participating in ARRL Field Day may be able to make a contact with one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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  • MaunderMinimum

    06/01/2009 | NASA Releases New Predictions for Solar Cycle 24

    An international panel of experts -- led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and sponsored by NASA -- has released a new prediction for the next solar cycle: Solar Cycle 24 will peak in May 2013 with a below-average number of sun
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  • 04/03/2009 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Our Sun is in the news again, unfortunately not due to any hoped-for activity, but for the eerie quiet instead. The Sun is surprisingly calm by several measurements -- including the large number of spotless days -- with an average 10.7 cm solar flux and l
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  • 03/12/2009 | NASA Delays Discovery's Trip to ISS

    Due to a leak in the venting system outside the giant external fuel tank, NASA has decided to postpone the launch of a space shuttle headed to the International Space Station (Learn More

  • RocketGarden

    10/10/2008 | Garriott Gears for Space Journey

    On Sunday, October 12, Richard Garriott, W5KWQ, is scheduled to begin his journey to the International Space Station (ISS) as he blasts off into space via a Russian Soyuz, docking with the ISS two days later; he is due to return to Earth on Thursday, Octo
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  • 10/03/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The sunspot appearance reported last week seems to follow the pattern emerging for most of 2008. A spot will appear for one or two days and then suddenly it is gone. Last week's report mentioned the solar wind being at an all time low. This week, NASA ann
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  • 09/26/2008 | The K7RA Solar Update

    This week saw the appearance of another sunspot -- a new Solar Cycle 24 spot -- larger and lasting a little longer than last week's Solar Cycle 23 sunspot. It appeared for two days, September 22 and 23, with sunspot numbers of 18 and 16.
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