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Expedition 15 Ready for Progress 25 Undocking



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 15 Ready for Progress 25 Undocking*
17 SEPTEMBER 2007

s118e09341 -- The International Space Station as seen from the space 
shuttleA Progress 25 (P25) cargo craft loaded with trash and unneeded 
items will undock at 8:37 p.m. EDT Tuesday then burn up over the Pacific 
Ocean. The crew is powering up the P25 today, removing air ducts and 
closing hatches.

The International Space Station is pictured from Space Shuttle Endeavour 
shortly after undocking on Aug. 19, 2007. Credit: NASA . TOVIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Managers were considering maneuvering the station Tuesday morning before 
the undocking to avoid an old Strela rocket body orbiting close by. The 
maneuver has been cancelled and the station is all clear.

Next week on Sept. 24 the International Space Station will undergo an 
orbital reboost. The reboost will maximize rendezvous and docking 
opportunities for an upcoming Soyuz launch and the launch of Space 
Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-120 in late October.

The Integrated Station LAN (ISL) was completely installed over the 
weekend and is up and running. The new ISL expands the stationís 
capability to send commands between the Russian and U.S. orbital segments.

+ View crew daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 16 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/index.html>
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