[FPSPACE] Baikonur almost ready to launch Progress M-53 to ISS
dpieson at acemat.ru
Tue Jun 14 12:51:18 EDT 2005
It was decided do not publish this kind of booklet for each 'routine'
Progress launch. Only for the launches that are really new and important.
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> [mailto:fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org]On Behalf Of Jim Oberg
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:37 PM
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> Subject: [FPSPACE] Baikonur almost ready to launch Progress M-53 to ISS
> Jim asks: sometimes there is a fact-filled detailed pdf pamphlet
> in Russian and English about the 'next-to-go' Progress mission,
> on a Russian official website. Has anybody seen the one for THIS flight?
> Baikonur almost ready to launch Progress M-53 to ISS
> 14.06.2005, 17.12
> MOSCOW, June 14 (Itar-Tass) -- Baikonur is almost ready to launch
> a Progress
> cargo spaceship to the International Space Station (ISS). A state
> permitted to install the freighter on the launching pad on
> Tuesday, a source
> in the Federal Space Agency told Itar-Tass.
> "A Soyuz-U rocket with the Progress M-53 cargo spaceship is ready
> for being
> transported to the launching pad. It is planned to begin the installation
> early on Wednesday morning," the source said.
> The Progress launch is scheduled for 3:09 a.m. Moscow on June 17. The
> freighter will deliver fuel, equipment, food, water and oxygen to the ISS.
> "Spares for the Elektron oxygen generation system, which has been having
> problems, will be delivered as well," the source said. All in all, the
> freighter will have about 2.5 tonnes of cargo onboard.
> Four launches to the ISS from Baikonur are planned before the end of this
> year - the spaceport will launch one Soyuz-TMA manned spaceship and three
> Progress freighters, the source said.
> There have been two successful launches in 2005. A Soyuz delivered a new
> crew to the ISS in April, and a Progress was launched in February. The
> Progress M-52 and litter from the ISS will drown in the Pacific Ocean on
> June 16 to prepare the Station for docking with the Progress M-53.
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