Press Release

New Progress Cargo Ship to Dock with ISS

By SpaceRef Editor
January 29, 2003
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New Progress Cargo Ship to Dock with ISS

The tenth Russian Progress resupply vehicle to the
International Space Station is scheduled to dock at
approximately 9:55 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Commentary and coverage, originating from the Space Station
Flight Control Room at the Johnson Space Center, Houston,
will be carried live on NASA Television beginning at 9 a.m.
EST. NASA TV is on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical
polarization at 85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with
audio at 6.8 MHz.

The Progress Nine ship that arrived at the Station in
September is scheduled to undock from the aft port of the
Zvezda Service Module on Feb. 1. The new Progress launches
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Feb. 2 for its
two-day trip to the Station. Neither the Progress Nine
undocking nor the Progress 10 launch will be televised.

Progress 10 will carry supplies for the Expedition Seven
crew, which arrives at the Space Station in March. It will
also carry repaired components for the Destiny laboratory
Microgravity Science Glovebox that experienced a power
failure last November.

Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer
Nikolai Budarin and NASA Station Science Officer Don Pettit
are in the third month of their four-month mission on board
the Space Station. The crew will unload the Progress shortly
after docking. Pettit will immediately begin work on the
Microgravity Science Glovebox, so it can be reactivated to
support all planned science investigations before the end of
the Expedition 6 mission.

SpaceRef staff editor.