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New Cargo Craft Blasts Off Towards Station

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:35 am via: NASA
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The ISS Progress 40 (P40) cargo craft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:11 a.m. EDT. The Russian resupply craft is headed to the International Space Station and delivering 1,918 pounds of propellant, 1,100 pounds of oxygen, 498 pounds of water and 2,804 pounds of food, spare parts and supplies.

The P40 will dock to the Pirs docking compartment Saturday at 12:39 p.m. The new cargo craft replaces the ISS Progress 37 which undocked Monday at 10:25 a.m.

After a reboost to avoid a defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, the station is in a good configuration for the arrival of space shuttle Discovery next week. At the end of November, the Soyuz TMA-19 will undock ending the Expedition 25 increment and setting up the Zvezda service module for the arrival of three new Expedition 26 crew members in mid-December.

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