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EXP 13 - ISS STATUS REPORT #06-32 - 25 jAN 2006



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*International Space Station Status Report #06-32*
*Noon CDT, Monday, June 26, 2006*
*Expedition 13 Crew*

New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Monday as an 
unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft linked up to the Pirs Docking 
Compartment.

Filled with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's 
Expedition 13 crew, the ISS Progress 22 automatically docked to the Pirs 
airlock at 11:25 p.m. CDT as the spacecraft and the station sailed 220 
miles above northern Africa. The 22nd Progress to visit the station was 
launched Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams will open 
the hatch to the supply ship once leak checks are completed later 
Monday. The crew will begin unloading items Tuesday.

The supplies include food, fuel, oxygen and air, clothing, experiment 
hardware and spare parts, as well as personal items from the crew's 
families. The new Progress joins an older Progress supply ship that 
arrived at the stationís Zvezda Service Module in April. Progress 21 
will remain docked until mid-September. It will be used to stow trash, 
and its supply of oxygen will help replenish the stationís atmosphere 
when required.

ISS Progress 22 holds 1,918 pounds of propellant for the Russian 
thrusters, 108 pounds of oxygen and air as a backup supply for the 
oxygen generated by the Russian Elektron system and 264 pounds of water 
to augment onboard supplies. The new cargo also includes 2,800 pounds of 
spare parts, experiment hardware and life support components.

The experiment hardware includes items that will be used by European 
Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter once he arrives via the Space 
Shuttle Discovery's STS-121 mission. This flight will return the station 
to three crew members for the first time since 2003.

The next station status report will be issued on Friday June 30, or 
earlier if events warrant. For more about the crew's activities and 
station sighting opportunities:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
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