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Russia to launch Progress freighter to ISS

Published by Matt on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:30 am via: source
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MOSCOW, – A Soyuz booster rocket carrying the Progress-M freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) will take off from the Baikonur space center at 14:22 GMT on Tuesday, a Russian space agency spokesman said.

Russia's unmanned Progress spacecraft

Russia's unmanned Progress spacecraft

The freighter is carrying a MIM-2 scientific module for experiments on the ISS, the Roscosmos official said.

The MIM-2 module is the first of three components Russia is planning to add to the station in the next three years.

The module will be used in 10 new experiments at the Zvezda module and the Pirs docking station on the Russian segment of the ISS.

Russia’s space corporation Energia, located northeast of Moscow, is currently carrying out checks of a MIM-1 module. In December, the module should be delivered to Cape Canaveral in Florida from where it will be launched to the ISS in a NASA space shuttle in May.

© RIA Novosti, 2009

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