[sarex] ISS Progress 24 to Depart, ISS Progress 26 to Launch
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*ISS Progress 24 to Depart, ISS Progress 26 to Launch *
ISS015-E-17052 --- The Great Salt Lake in Utah
Image above: The Great Salt Lake in Utah is featured in this image
an Expedition 15 crew member on the International Space Station. Image
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The Expedition 15 crew spent Monday preparing for the departure of the
ISS Progress 24 (P24) cargo craft and the arrival of the ISS Progress 26.
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin removed a Local Temperature Sensor Switching
Unit and computer memory from P24. Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov
repressurized the station's atmosphere with oxygen from tanks in the
P24. The cargo craft will undock from the Pirs docking compartment on
Aug. 1, burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere as it deorbits.
P26 is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at
1:34 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 2. It is scheduled to dock with the station
Sunday, Aug. 5, at about 2:38 p.m. The crew trained on the manual TORU
docking system controls Monday in preparation for the docking of P26.
The manual system would be used in the unlikely event the automated Kurs
system should experience difficulty.
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson packed items to be returned to Earth
aboard Endeavour when it completes the STS-118 mission. Endeavour is set
to launch on Aug. 7 and dock with the station on Aug. 9.
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