Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Space Travel News .




STATION NEWS
Russian Progress M-22M docks with ISS following fast rendezvous
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Feb 10, 2014


Another Progress vehicle undocked from the station Monday in order to free up a docking port for the incoming craft and will be guided in a controlled descent to burn up over the Pacific Ocean next week.

A Russian Progress resupply ship launched on a fast-rendezvous mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. Progress M-22M was launched by a Soyuz-U launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday at 4:23pm UTC, ahead of docking, just six hours later.

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station to deliver supplies to the crewmembers manning the space laboratory after a quick trip through space.

The Russian Progress 54 vehicle docked to the station as both flew 261 miles (420 kilometers) above the Atlantic Ocean at 5:22 pm EST (2222 GMT). The spacecraft docked about six hours after launching atop Russia's Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Robotic Progress ships have done these accelerated station runs since 2012. The supply ship is loaded down with 2.8 tons of spare parts and other cargo for the Expedition 38 crew currently on the orbiting outpost.

Russian Soyuz launches space ship with goldfish on board to ISS
A Russian Soyuz-U rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Wednesday evening carrying a Progress-M resupply vehicle loaded with cargo for the International Space Station, including a container with goldfish.

Russia's Progress M-22M, planned to dock with the station six hours after launch, will replenish the facility's food, water, air and fuel supplies.

The launch, televised live, was the first of over three dozen scheduled for the Russian space program this year.

The craft will also deliver flatworms, mosquito larvae and goldfishes for scientific research.

"The space cargo ship will bring more than 2.5 tons of cargoes to the International Space Station (ISS), including a container with goldfish meant for the Russian-Japanese experiment 'Aquarium-AQH'," a spokesman for the Roscosmos agency told RIA Novosti.

The experiment examines closed ecological systems in space and muscle atrophy and bone loss in zero gravity.

It is planned that this experiment will be conducted on the American segment of the International Space Station on board Kibo, the Japanese Experiment module, in the JAXA Aquatic Habitat (AQH) aquarium.

Another Progress vehicle undocked from the station Monday in order to free up a docking port for the incoming craft and will be guided in a controlled descent to burn up over the Pacific Ocean next week.

In addition to supplies for the Russian segment, the Progress M-22M is carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of American, European and Japanese cargo under a commercial contract. A pair of companies including Russia's SOGAZ has insured the vehicle for $43 million in case of an accident.

Progress is one of five unmanned vehicles to have visited the station, along with the Japanese HTV, European ATV and American Cygnus and Dragon spacecraft. Progress freighters have been launched more than 130 times since their debut in 1972 with only one failure, including over 50 missions to the ISS. The engines on Progress also periodically boost the station's orbit.

Source: Voice of Russia

.


Related Links
Roscosmos
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





STATION NEWS
Russian Resupply Spacecraft Begins Expedited Flight to Station
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (SPX) Feb 07, 2014
The ISS Progress 54 resupply spacecraft, loaded with 2.8 tons of cargo, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:23 a.m. EST Wednesday (10:23 p.m. Baikonur time) to begin a 6-hour, 4-orbit trek to the International Space Station. At the time of launch of Progress 54 atop its Soyuz rocket, the station was orbiting 262 statute miles over far western Kazakhstan near the borde ... read more


STATION NEWS
Ariane 5's heavy-lift mission is an on the numbers launch success

Antrix to launch UK and Singapore satellite using India's Polar Satellite Launcher

Russian Telecoms Satellites Readied for March Launch

Russia-Kazakhstan Working Group to Report on Proton Launches

STATION NEWS
100 Days Of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft

Through the Gap: Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Dune

US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission

STATION NEWS
NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources

Astrobotic Begins Testing at Masten Space Systems

NASA Extends Moon Exploring Satellite Mission

NASA's LRO Snaps a Picture of NASA's LADEE Spacecraft

STATION NEWS
Thanks America, New Horizons Ahead

Countdown to Pluto

A Busy Year Begins for New Horizons

STATION NEWS
Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet

One planet, two stars: new research shows how circumbinary planets form

First Weather Map of Brown Dwarf

NASA-Sponsored 'Disk Detective' Lets Public Search for New Planetary Nurseries

STATION NEWS
Orion Stage Adapter Aces Structural Loads Testing

Teledyne unit wins $60 million contract to build NASA launch adapter

NASA Selects Space Launch System Adapter Hardware Manufacturer

Boeing to Mentor AMRO Through NASA Mentor-Protege Program

STATION NEWS
Farewell to Yutu

Moon plays trick on Jade Rabbit

Waiting for Yutu

'Goodnight, humans': Says Yutu As The Sun Sets

STATION NEWS
Russian scientists break ground in new asteriod discovery

The Anatomy of an Asteroid

Getting ready for asteroids

Riding a blue-green wake of xenon to Ceres




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement