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Progress 7/8 Supply News



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Progress 7 undocked from the International Space Station on Tuesday at
3:26 a.m. CDT (0826 GMT), and was commanded to deorbit about 6:35 a.m.
CDT (1135 GMT). The spacecraft was filled with trash.

Progress 7's departure makes room for the arrival of a new cargo ship,
Progress 8. The new resupply vehicle is scheduled to launch from Baikonur
Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, early Wednesday and dock with the station on
Saturday. The new cargo ship contains supplies and equipment for
equipment of Expedition Five.

June 21, 2002

Ed Campion
Headquarters, Washington 
(Phone: 202/358-1694)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N02-47

UPDATE TO SPACE STATION RESUPPLY-SHIP ACTIVITIES FOR NASA TV

To ensure improved communications for data transmission, International
Space Station (ISS) flight controllers decided to move the undocking of
the Russian Progress 7 resupply ship from the ISS one orbit later on
Tuesday, June 25. NASA Television 
coverage of the undocking with commentary and available TV through
Russian ground 
stations will now begin at 4 a.m. EDT, with undocking planned at 4:23
a.m.

Commentary will originate from the International Space Station flight
control room at 
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The Progress 7 ship, which delivered supplies to the ISS several months
ago, will 
undock from the Zvezda Service Module's aft docking port.

The next day, on June 26, the new Progress 8 resupply vehicle will be
launched from 
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a three-day ride to the ISS.
There will be no coverage of the launch on NASA TV.

On Saturday, June 29, Progress 8 will link up to the Zvezda module at
2:25 a.m. EDT 
with commentary and coverage on NASA TV beginning at 2 a.m. EDT along
with 
available TV.

NASA TV can be found on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical polarization at 85
degrees 
West longitude, 3880 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

-end-

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