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Forum:Soviet - Russian Space
Topic:Progress M-16M (48P) ISS resupply craft
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Robert Pearlman
Progress M-16M docks in just four orbits

Progress M-16M docked to the Pirs docking compartment at the International Space Station on Wednesday (Aug. 1) at 8:18 p.m. CDT (0124 GMT Aug. 2) after completing just four orbits of the Earth. The unmanned cargo craft launched earlier in the day from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 2:35 p.m. CDT (1935 GMT).

The space station crew will enter the Progress on Thursday (Aug. 2) to begin unpacking its cargo.

Robert Pearlman
Progress M-16M departs space station

Progress M-16M, loaded with trash, undocked from the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment on Saturday (Feb. 9) at 7:15:27 a.m. CDT (1315 GMT).

The Progress will leave orbit three hours later and burn up above the Pacific Ocean.

M-16M's departure clears the Pirs module for the arrival of the new Progress M-18M (50P) resupply spacecraft. It is scheduled to launch at 8:41 a.m. CDT (8:41 p.m. Kazakhstan time) on Monday (Feb. 11), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

See here to discuss the Progress M-16M mission to the space station.

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