NASA Television will provide live coverage of and commentary on the next cargo ship arrival to the International Space Station. Coverage will begin at midnight EDT on Friday, August 13 and extend into the early morning hours of Saturday. The automated Russian Progress, the 15th spacecraft of its kind to visit the Station, is scheduled to dock at 1:02 a.m. EDT.
The new Progress is carrying almost three tons of food, fuel, water and supplies to Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer/NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke, who are in the fourth month of a six-month mission on the Station. The Progress also contains clothing and personal items for the next Station residents, who will arrive in October.
The Progress vehicle will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:03 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 11, for its three-day trip to the Station. There will be no live video of the launch.
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NASA Television has moved to a different satellite and is now seen in the continental United States on AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. In Alaska or Hawaii, NASA TV will now be seen on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. Information about NASA TV is available online at:
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