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    Mission Control Loses Contact with International Space Station

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    Post  Carol Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:20 pm

    Today at about 9:45 a.m. EST (15:45 UTC) the International Space Station experienced a loss of communication with the Mission Control in Houston, and at this writing, communication has yet to be re-established. When communication was lost, flight controllers in Houston were updating the software onboard the station’s flight computers, and one of the station’s data relay systems malfunctioned. The primary computer that controls critical station functions defaulted to a backup computer, but was not allowing the station to communicate with NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, NASA said.


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    Post  Carol Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:22 pm

    Update: according to the Johnson Space Center Twitter feed, communications have been restored with the space station effective 11:34 am central time (17:34 UTC).

    Flight controllers were able to communicate with the crew as the space station flew over Russian ground stations before 11:00 a.m. EST and instructed the crew to connect a backup computer to begin the process of restoring communications. Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford reported that the station’s status was fine and that the crew was doing well.

    Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/100096/mission-control-loses-contact-with-international-space-station/#ixzz2LNWlTwCa


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    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol

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