lundi 12 février 2018

NASA TV Covers Russian Resupply Mission Tuesday Morning

ISS - Expedition 54 Mission patch.

February 12, 2018

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station. The previous launch attempt on Feb. 11 was automatically aborted shortly before liftoff.

The rescheduled launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 2:45 a.m.

Image above: The Progress 69 cargo craft stands at its snow-covered launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Image Credit: Roscosmos.

The Progress 69 cargo vehicle will dock automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module of the station two days later at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. NASA TV and web coverage will begin at 5 a.m. The new Progress spacecraft will remain at the orbiting laboratory until late August.

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Image (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.


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