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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS004 (2012)

ARLS004 Three Hams Scheduled to Head to ISS This Weekend

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Space Bulletin 004  ARLS004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  July 12, 2012
To all radio amateurs

ARLS004 Three Hams Scheduled to Head to ISS This Weekend

NASA will televise the launch and docking of the next mission to the
International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for 8:40 PM (CDT)
Saturday, July 14 (0140 UTC, Sunday, July 15). NASA Flight Engineer
Sunita Williams, KD5PLB, along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri
Malenchenko, RK3DUP, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, are completing preparations as
they undergo their final Soyuz spacecraft fit. Live NASA TV coverage
of the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
in Kazakhstan begins at 8:30 PM CDT on Saturday, July 14 (0130 UTC
July 15).

The trio will arrive at the station on July 16, joining NASA Flight
Engineer Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, and two Russian cosmonauts: Expedition
32 Commander Gennady Padalka, RN3DT, and Flight Engineer Sergei
Revin, RN3BS. Acaba, Padalka and Revin have been aboard the ISS
since mid-May. Williams, Malenchenko and Hoshide -- who also will be
part of the Expedition 33 crew starting in September -- will return
to Earth in mid-November.

A link with NASA TV's scheduled coverage is available at,