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Progress Launch


The ARISS antenna systems will be flown to ISS in two shipments.  The "tie 
downs" for the coax are being flown on this Progress.

The antenna systems and the coax will be flown on the space shuttle later 
this week (Thursday).  Spacewalk (EVA) to attach the antennas is expected 
early next year.

We got the final go ahead from NASA Safety to fly the antennas about a week 
ago, FYI.

73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

Progress Freighter on its Way to International Space Station

By Interfax
posted: 02:00 pm ET
26 November 2001

MOSCOW -- A Russian supply ship that took off on Monday will bring 5,440
pounds (2,468 kilograms) of cargo to the International Space Station, the
mission control center said.

The Progress M1-7, which blasted off at 1:24 p.m. EST (1824 GMT) from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, is loaded with equipment for the Zarya
supply module and for the station's heat and gas system, as well as with
fuel, air, food and medicine for the crew, the center, which is located in
Korolyov near Moscow, told Interfax.

The cargo includes the rhomb-shaped Kolibri micro-satellite, which will be
orbited as Progress undocks from the station, and will be used in Russian and
Austrian research programs.

Progress will dock with the station at 2:45 p.m. EST (1945 GMT) on Wednesday,
the center said.

The station's current Expedition Three crew, U.S. astronaut Frank Culbertson
(the commander) and Russians Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, will be
replaced by the Expedition Four crew that will take off aboard the shuttle
Endeavour from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday.

The commander of the replacement crew is Russian cosmonaut Yury Onufriyenko.
The other two members are NASA astronauts Daniel Bursh and Carl Walz. 

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