[amsat-bb] NASA TV to Air ISS Cargo Ship Arrival
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Wed Oct 26 09:09:41 PDT 2011
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NASA TELEVISION TO AIR SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP ARRIVAL
HOUSTON -- NASA Television will provide live launch coverage of a
Russian Progress cargo spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 30, from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5
a.m. CDT, with launch scheduled for 5:11 a.m. (4:11 p.m. Baikonur
The International Space Station (ISS) Progress 45 spacecraft will
deliver almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the space
station three days later.
This will be the first launch of a Progress vehicle and its Soyuz
booster since the ISS Progress 44 vehicle was lost on Aug. 24 due to
a third stage engine failure.
Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi
Furukawa and Sergei Volkov will monitor the spacecraft's automatic
docking to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment at 6:40 a.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 2. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 6:15
a.m. on Nov. 2.
The undocking of an older resupply ship, ISS Progress 42, from the
Pirs docking port on Saturday, Oct. 29, will not be broadcast live.
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