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NASA Television Covers Progress Docking to Station
When a fresh shipment of supplies arrives at the International Space Station, NASA TV will broadcast it live. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. EDT, Saturday, June 18.
The automated Progress spacecraft, the 18th to visit the Space Station, will carry more than two tons of supplies for the Station's crew, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips. The cargo includes a six-month supply of food, spare parts, water and oxygen. The Progress will also bring camera gear that Station crews may use to inspect approaching Space Shuttles.
The Progress will launch at 7:09 p.m. EDT, June 16 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It's a two-day journey to the Station. The Progress is scheduled to link up to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at about 8:46 p.m. EDT, June 18.
There is no live TV coverage of the Progress launch, but NASA will issue a status report once the spacecraft reaches orbit. NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.
For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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