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spaceman1953
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posted 01-19-2009 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reading through some transcripts of ASTP, there are times when Houston can't hear the spacecraft/astronauts.

In this modern age, is the Shuttle and is the ISS and their crews always in voice communication with Houston? Or are there still periods of in and out of communication depending upon where they are?

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Gene

ilbasso
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posted 01-19-2009 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the TDRS constellation, you would think they should be in constant voice coverage. However, there are still times when they have video dropout for several minutes.

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