Press Release

NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

By SpaceRef Editor
October 22, 2014
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NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29.

ISS Progress 56 arrived at the orbiting laboratory in July and will undock from the space station’s Pirs docking compartment at 1:39 a.m. EDT Oct. 27. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 1:30 a.m. The cargo ship will undergo three weeks of engineering tests in orbit before being commanded to reenter Earth’s atmosphere, where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean.

The Progress 57 resupply ship will launch at 3:09 a.m. Oct. 29 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (1:09 p.m. Baikonur time), with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station’s Expedition 41 crew. Launch coverage begins at 2:45 a.m. Progress 57 will make its four-orbit, six-hour trip to the space station and dock at 9:09 a.m. Docking coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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