Re: ISS EVA well under way

From: Leo Barhorst (leobarhorst@zonnet.nl)
Date: Tue Aug 03 2004 - 05:11:33 EDT

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    Also following the spacewalk on Nasa TV via internet.
    
    They have gone to free drift mode because the gyro's in the russian
    part were up to 90% of their maxium load and have to be reset.
    
    Greetings and clear, dark skies
    Leo Barhorst, Medemblik NL
    Cospar 4252 52.76350 N 5.09114 E 2 m ASL
    http://www.home.zonnet.nl/leobarhorst/index.html
    
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "John Locker" <john@satcom.freeserve.co.uk>
    To: <inside_ksc@yahoogroups.com>
    Cc: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>; <HumanSpaceflight@yahoogroups.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 11:03 AM
    Subject: ISS EVA well under way
    
    
    > This morning's EVA is well under way with good digital sat tv pics coming
    > into Europe , live.
    >
    > I just heard a comment about going into free drift , this seems to relate
    to
    > the position of the crew relative to the axis of the station.
    > Just a thought , if the crew are out on the limb of the complex as it were
    ,
    > does this create a see-saw effect , or am I over simplifying matters ?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > John
    >
    > (Was hoping to catch a transit later but we are stuck under thorms)
    >
    >
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