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Crew Awaits New Progress, Does Science and Maintenance

ISS Status Report


Image above: The ISS Progress 32 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Credit: Roscosmos
› View more launch photos on Roscosmos site at http://www.roscosmos.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=5393

A new Progress cargo carrier launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 12:49 a.m. EST. Less than nine minutes later, the ISS Progress 32 reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas.

It replaces the trash-filled Progress 31, which was undocked from the Pirs Docking Compartment on Feb. 5 and sent into a destructive re-entry.

N5VHO – Wed, 2009 – 02 – 11 16:23
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