MOSCOW, November 15 (Itar-Tass) — The works to repair a broken cable in the Moscow Region that was used for the Mission Control Centre’s (MCC) communication with the Russian segment of the ISS, are continuing, an informed source told Itar-Tass. The problem is expected to be removed shortly.
Earlier, a source at the Mission Control said that because of a cable break in the Moscow Region, “the MCC could not receive and transmit commands to the Russian segment of the ISS.”
The temporary loss of communication between the Russian Mission Control and the ISS has not affected the operation of the orbital complex. Meanwhile, the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft from the ISS is scheduled for November 19 at 02:23, Moscow time. The manned spacecraft at this point is to leave the docking unit of the MIM-1 Rassvet module of the station’s Russian segment.
The landing of the crew comprising Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (Commander, ISS Expeditions 32 and 33), NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (onboard engineer, ISS Expedition 32 flight engineer, Commander of ISS Expedition 33) and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (onboard engineer, flight engineer of ISS Expeditions 32 and 33) is expected on the same day at 05:54, Moscow time.