Topic: International Space Station
- Space station crew relocates Russian spacecraft after delay
- Russia's Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft docks with ISS
- Russia's Soyuz spacecraft blasts off for half-year space mission
- Russian Mission Control raises space station orbit
A Soyuz-U carrier rocket with space cargo ship Progress M-06M will be launched to the International Space Station at 19:35 Moscow time [15:35 GMT] on Wednesday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
A Roscosmos spokesman said the launch will be made from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
"The Progress M-06M space freighter will deliver to the ISS fuel, oxygen, scientific equipment, video and photo equipment, containers with food and water and parcels for the ISS crew," he said.
The spaceship is to dock with the space station in automatic mode on July 2 at 20:55 Moscow time [16:55 GMT].
Preparations have already been made for the rocket's arrival. In early June, Russia's Mission Control readjusted the ISS orbit, raising it by 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) to ensure the best conditions for the docking of the Soyuz TMA-19 manned spacecraft and the Progress M-06M space cargo ship.
On Monday, the ISS crew moved the Soyuz TMA-19, docked with the Zvezda module, to the Rassvet research module in a 24-minute maneuver to make room for the Progress M-06M.
MOSCOW, June 30 (RIA Novosti)
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Cuba’s New Trademark: Multicolored Vintage Cabs
Infographics: Global Warming: Predicting Future Disasters
Cartoons: Polar Explorer Day
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is one of the most important foreign policy initiatives taken by Russia along with five other countries. Both Russia and China want to reduce the threat of separatism and western influence in the region. Emergence of SCO provoked new international order.