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New Progress to Launch to Space Station-TV COVERAGE




> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
>
> New Progress to Launch to Space Station
>
>     01.12.07
>
> A new Progress is scheduled to launch to the International Space 
> Station a little after 9 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 17, with more than 
> 2.5 tons of fuel, oxygen, other supplies and equipment aboard.

> TO VIEW PICTURES GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_progress24_advancer.html
>
> The station's 24th Progress unpiloted cargo carrier will bring to the 
> orbiting laboratory more than 1,720 pounds of propellant, about 110 
> pounds of oxygen, and 3,285 pounds of dry cargo  a total of 5,115 
> pounds. JSC2007-E-02931 Artist's rendering of the ISS following 
> scheduled activities of Jan. 16, 2007.
>
> Image at right: Artist's rendering of the International Space Station 
> following scheduled activities of Jan. 16, 2007. Progress 22 resupply 
> vehicle undocks from the Pirs Docking Compartment. Progress 23 remains 
> connected to the Zvezda Service Module aft port. Image credit: NASA.
>
> P24 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is 
> scheduled to reach the station after a flight of just over two days. 
> Docking is to be on Friday, Jan. 19 a little after 10 p.m.
>
> The spacecraft will use the automated Kurs system to dock at the Pirs 
> Docking Compartment. Expedition 14 flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin will 
> stand by at the manual Toru docking system controls, should his 
> intervention become necessary.
>
> Expedition 14 crew members, Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria, Tyurin and 
> Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, finished filling P24's sister cargo 
> carrier, ISS Progress 22, with trash and other discards for its Jan. 
> 16 undocking from Pirs and subsequent destruction on re-entry.
>
> JSC2007-E-02933 --- Artist's rendering of the ISS following scheduled 
> activities of Jan. 19, 2007. Image at left: Artist's rendering of the 
> International Space Station following scheduled activities of Jan. 19, 
> 2007. Progress 24 resupply vehicle docks to the Pirs Docking 
> Compartment (lower left). Progress 23 remains connected to the Zvezda 
> Service Module aft port. Image credit: NASA.
>
> After its unloading, P22 was used as a storage area for a while. Many 
> items brought to the station aboard the space shuttle Discovery on 
> STS-121 in July eventually found a temporary home there until crew 
> members could put them in more permanent places.
>
> ISS Progress 23 remains at the aft compartment of the Zvezda Service 
> Module. It is scheduled to undock in April.
>
> The Progress is similar in appearance and some design elements to the 
> Soyuz spacecraft, which brings crew members to the station, serves as 
> a lifeboat while they are there and returns them to Earth. The aft 
> module, the instrumentation and propulsion module, is nearly identical.
>
> But the second of the three Progress sections is a refueling module, 
> and the third, uppermost as the Progress sits on the launch pad, is a 
> cargo module. On the Soyuz, the descent module, where the crew is 
> seated on launch and which returns them to Earth, is the middle module 
> and the third is called the orbital module.
>
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