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Robert Pearlman
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Russian cargo craft launches to station

The unmanned Progress M-24M (56P) resupply spacecraft, packed with nearly three tons of cargo for the Expedition 40 crew, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday (July 23) at 4:44 p.m. CDT (3:44 a.m. July 24, Kazakh time) to begin a 6-hour, four-orbit flight to the International Space Station.

A series of thruster firings by the Progress over the next several hours will adjust the orbit to put the Russian space freighter on track for a rendezvous with the station and an automated docking to the Earth-facing port of the Pirs docking compartment at 10:30 p.m. CDT (0330 GMT).

The new Progress is loaded with 1,764 pounds of propellant, 48 pounds of oxygen, 57 pounds of air, 926 pounds of water and 2,910 pounds of spare parts, experiment hardware and other supplies for the Expedition 40 crew. Flight engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Max Suraev will open the hatch to Progress Thursday morning to begin unloading the cargo.

Progress M-24M is slated to spend about three months docked to the complex.

Robert Pearlman
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Progress M-24M docks to space station

The Progress M-24M resupply spacecraft autonomously docked to the International Space Station's Pirs compartment on Wednesday (July 23) at 10:31 p.m. CDT (0331 GMT July 24), less than six hours after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

At the time of docking, the space station was orbiting 259 miles over the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of South America.

Robert Pearlman
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Progress M-24M departs space station

A Russian space freighter departed the International Space Station on Monday (Oct. 27).

The Progress M-24M cargo craft undocked from the Pirs docking compartment at 12:38 a.m. CDT (0538 GMT) after spending more than three months at the orbiting complex. The unmanned spacecraft delivered nearly three tons of food, fuel and supplies when it arrived at the orbiting complex on July 23.

After undocking, the Progress moved to a safe distance away from the station for four weeks of engineering tests before it is deorbited on Nov. 19. Now filled with trash and station discards, Progress M-24M will burn up as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean.

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