NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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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.

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