spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Progress launched to ISS
Posted: Thu, Aug 2, 2007, 9:04 PM ET (0104 GMT)
Soyuz launch (Energia file photo) A Progress cargo spacecraft was launched late Thursday on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress M-61 spacecraft (called Progress 26 by NASA) lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:34 pm EDT (1734 GMT), placing the spacecraft into orbit nine minutes later. The spacecraft is carrying two and a half tons of food, water, propellant, and other supplies for the ISS. Included in the Progress' payload are two space computers that will serve as backups to existing ISS computers that malfunctioned during a shuttle mission to the station in June. The Progress is scheduled to dock with the ISS on Sunday. An older Progress spacecraft, M-59, undocked from the station Wednesday night to make room for the new spacecraft, burning up in the Earth's atmosphere several hours later.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
news links
Tuesday, May 24
Four wild technologies lawmakers want NASA to pursue
Ars Technica — 7:56 pm ET (2356 GMT)
The House Makes its Counteroffer on NASA’s Budget
The Planetary Society — 7:55 pm ET (2355 GMT)
NASA: Ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa could host life
Sinclair Broadcast Group — 7:54 pm ET (2354 GMT)
NASA planetary stamps coming to a post office near you
Orlando Sentinel — 7:52 pm ET (2352 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list