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EXP 10 STATUS - 22 DECEMBER 2004



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Progress 15 to Leave Station Wednesday*
Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan 
Sharipov closed the hatches between the International Space Station and 
the Progress 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/progress/index.html> 
15 cargo ship on Tuesday. The uncrewed Progress will be commanded to 
undock from the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/assembly/elements/sm/index.html> 
Wednesday to set the stage for the arrival of a new cargo ship on 
Christmas Day. Progress will undock at 1:34 p.m. CST (1934 GMT) 
Wednesday and then be commanded to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

Progress 16 and its load of food, fuel, clothing and equipment are 
scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan at 4:19 p.m. CST (2219 GMT) 
Wednesday. It will dock at 6:04 p.m. CST Saturday (0204 GMT Sunday). 
NASA TV will provide coverage 
<http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004/dec/HQ_m04206_station_crew.html> 
of Progress 16's arrival beginning at 5 p.m. CST (2300 GMT).

In other activities Tuesday, the Expedition 10 crew monitored Station 
experiments and systems and exercised.
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