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ARISS Press Conference on Columbus Radio System
March 10, 2021 at 1900 UTC (1400 Eastern Standard Time)
March 9, 2021—The ARISS team will conduct a 45-minute press conference for media this Wednesday March 10 at 1900 UTC (1400 Eastern Standard Time). This press conference will focus on the ARISS Radio system mounted in the Columbus module.
As a reminder, the ARISS team has been working very closely with NASA and ESA to identify potential causes of an ARISS radio anomaly first observed after the EVA (spacewalk) conducted on January 27. No transmissions or receptions have been heard from this radio since the EVA. During the spacewalk, cabling was installed to support the commissioning of the Bartolomeo attached payload capability mounted on Columbus. Part of this effort rerouted the ARISS antenna cable through one of the Bartolomeo cables.
The press conference will provide insight into some of the cable troubleshooting that has occurred. It will also discuss the EVA (spacewalk) planned for Saturday March 13 where astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover will complete the connection of payload cables on the new Bartolomeo platform. While at the Bartolomeo platform, the astronauts plan to reroute the ARISS cabling back to its original configuration prior to the January 27 EVA.
Interested media can attend the upcoming press conference using the following GoTo meeting credentials:
ARISS Press Conference: Columbus Module Hardware Status
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 1900-1945 UTC/2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (EST)
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United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Access Code: 229-563-437