Hold the Presses is your online newsportal en brings press releases from around the world. Journalists can use it for free, although it is their responsibilty to check the news. Hold the Presses is in no way responsible for the content of the press releases, the Sender is. We hope you enjoy reading the news we bring you on this website. If a message is published that is not acceptable, we apologize. Please contact us and we will remove the message as soon as possible.

Monday, 12 February 2018

[NASA HQ News] NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

  February 12, 2018 
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-028
NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage
An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station
An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station to deliver food, fuel, and supplies to the crew members
Credits: NASA

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station. The previous launch attempt on Feb. 11 was automatically aborted shortly before liftoff.

The rescheduled launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 2:45 a.m.

The Progress 69 cargo vehicle will dock automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module of the station two days later at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. NASA TV and web coverage will begin at 5 a.m.

The new Progress spacecraft will remain at the orbiting laboratory until late August.

-end-

 

Press Contacts

Cheryl Warner
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1100
cheryl.m.warner@nasa.gov

Gary Jordan
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
gary.j.jordan@nasa.gov

 

NASA news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.
To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message with the subject line unsubscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.