[sarex] ISS Progress 26 Launches to Station
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Fri Aug 3 03:20:36 PDT 2007
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*ISS Progress 26 Launches to Station*
Illustration of the space station with Progress 26, Progress 25 and
SoyuzImage above: Artist's rendering of the International Space Station
showing the ISS Progress 26, the ISS Progress 25 and a Soyuz spacecraft
docked to the station. Image credit: NASA TV
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The ISS Progress 26 (P26) craft launched Thursday from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:34 p.m. EDT. The P26 vehicle is loaded
with 5,111 pounds of food, fuel, air, water and supplies. P26 is
scheduled to dock with the station on Aug. 5.
On the station, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Olog
Kotov reconfigured the Kurs automated rendezvous system in the Zvezda
Service Module in preparation for the P26 docking.
Wednesday’s undocking of the ISS Progress 24 (P24) was successfully
completed at 10:07 a.m. Configuration issues resulted in the Progress
not doing the separation burn, but the deorbit burn occurred on time.
P24 was about four miles from the station when the deorbit burn began a
little after 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, sending the Progress and its load of
trash to destruction in the Earth's atmosphere.
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson conducted routine periodic inspections of
the station's smoke detectors Thursday and Kotov did routine air
sampling in the station. Yurchikhin and Anderson continued to pack items
no longer needed on the station for return aboard space shuttle
Endeavour during its STS-118 mission. Anderson also held a conference
with the STS-118 crew to discuss spacewalk preparations.
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