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NASA HSF News Digest V1 #28



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

NASA HSF News Digest      Tuesday, March 19 2002      Volume 01 : Number
028

In this issue:

	2002 International Space Station Status Report #15

Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 14:07:21 -0600 (CST)
From: info@jsc.nasa.gov
Subject: 2002 International Space Station 

2002
Report # 15 
 2 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 19, 2002 
 Expedition 4 Crew 
 
 An unpiloted Russian Progress resupply craft undocked from the
International Space Station today to set the stage for this weekend’s
arrival of a new Progress cargo vehicle.

On command from Russian flight controllers, the Progress 6 vehicle
undocked from the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at 11:43 a.m. CST
(1743 GMT). Expedition Four Commander Yury Onufrienko watched the
undocking from the Pirs Docking Compartment and Flight Engineers Dan
Bursch and Carl Walz monitored the departure from the Destiny Lab's
robotics workstation.

The Progress’ engines performed the first of two separation maneuvers
within minutes of undocking. Flight controllers plan to deploy a small
Russian student science satellite from the Progress later today before
the resupply craft is commanded to deorbit and burn up in the atmosphere.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, preparations are complete for
Thursday’s launch of the new Progress 7 spacecraft, which will carry
several tons of food, fuel and supplies to the ISS. The Progress 7 craft
will link up to the ISS on Sunday afternoon.

Information on the crew’s activities aboard the space station, future
launch dates, as well as station sighting opportunities from anywhere on
the Earth, is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov

Details on station science operations can be found on an Internet site
administered by the Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., at:

http://www.scipoc.msfc.nasa.gov

The next ISS status report will be issued March 21 following the launch
of the Progress 7 resupply vehicle or sooner if developments warrant.

- -END-







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