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PROGRESS 14 LEAVES ISS



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Progress 14 Leaves ISS; Crew Continues Spacewalk Preparations 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2004/iss04-42.html>*
The ISS Progress 14 cargo ship departed the International Space Station 
early Friday. The unpiloted ISS Progress 14 undocked from the aft end of 
the Zvezda Service Module 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/sm/index.html> at 
1:05 a.m. CDT (0605 GMT). After leaving the Station, Russian flight 
controllers commanded the Progress, which was filled with trash, to 
re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, where it would burn up. The de-orbit 
burn occurred at 5:37 a.m. CDT (1037 GMT) and re-entry began at 6:12 
a.m. CDT (1112 GMT). A new cargo ship, Progress 15, is scheduled to 
launch from Kazakhstan on Aug. 11 and deliver equipment and fresh 
supplies to the ISS on Aug. 14.

Aboard the Station, the Expedition 9 crew continued to prepare for 
Tuesday's spacewalk. Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science 
Officer Mike Fincke conducted a spacewalk dry run and checked out their 
Russian Orlan spacesuits.

The spacewalk, which will be the crew's third, is scheduled to begin at 
2:10 a.m. CDT (0719 GMT). Objectives are deployment and retrieval of 
experiments on the Russian segment of the Station and outfitting of the 
Zvezda with navigation aids for next year's maiden flight of the 
European Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship.

NASA TV <http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/nasatv/>'s coverage of the 
spacewalk will begin at 1 a.m. CDT (0600 GMT). This will be the 55th 
spacewalk conducted in support of the assembly and maintenance of the 
Station.
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