Archive - May 11, 2009
We have a group here interested in exactly when and where the Progress 32 "garbage" payload vessel will be re-entering the atmosphere, ie when & where the "burn" will begin. Anyone suggest how I can find the predicted UTC time, GPS coord of begin of burn, and either compass direction or GPS coord of end of burn?
Image above: Expedition 19 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata looks through a window in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
The new ISS Progress 33 cargo craft is en route to the International Space Station following its launch Thursday at 2:37 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Two rendezvous burns on Friday fine-tuned its scheduled arrival to the station's Pirs docking compartment on Tuesday at 3:23 p.m. The unpiloted resupply ship is carrying more than 2 Â½ tons of food, fuel and supplies.