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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS06-030

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS06-030
« il: Lun 26/06/2006, 21:27 »
June 26, 2006

Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-3749

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111

STATUS REPORT: SS06-030

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS06-030

New supplies arrived at the International Space Station Monday as an
unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft linked up to the station's Pirs
Docking Compartment.

Filled with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the station's
Expedition 13 crew, the ISS Progress 22 automatically docked at 12:25
p.m. EDT as the spacecraft and the station sailed 220 miles above
northern Africa. The 22nd Progress to visit the station was launched
Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams will open
the hatch to the supply ship once leak checks are completed later
Monday. The crew will begin unloading items Tuesday.

The supplies include oxygen and air, clothing, experiment hardware and
spare parts, as well as personal items from the crew's families. The
new Progress joins an older Progress supply ship that arrived at the
station's Zvezda Service Module in April. Progress 21 will remain
docked until mid-September. It will be used to stow trash, and its
supply of oxygen will help replenish the station's atmosphere when
required.

ISS Progress 22 holds 1,918 pounds of propellant for the Russian
thrusters, 108 pounds of oxygen and air as a backup supply for the
oxygen generated by the Russian Elektron system and 264 pounds of
water to augment onboard supplies. The new cargo also includes 2,800
pounds of spare parts, experiment hardware and life support
components.

The experiment hardware includes items that will be used by European
Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter once he arrives via the Space
Shuttle Discovery's STS-121 mission. This flight will return the
station to three crew members for the first time since 2003.

The next station status report will be issued on Friday or earlier if
events warrant. For more about the crew's activities and station
sighting opportunities:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

   
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