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Zoom Zoom! Progress Ship Goes from Launch to Docking in 6 Hours

31 Oct 2012, 16:30 UTC
Zoom Zoom! Progress Ship Goes from Launch to Docking in 6 Hours NASA TV
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The Progress 49 cargo craft ship went from zero to 28,000 km/h in about 8 minutes — as it usually does — but it then caught up and docked to the International Space Station in super-fast time, in less than six hours. This is the second Progress to use the abbreviated four-orbit rendezvous with the ISS which uses additional firings of the Progress engines early in its orbital flight to expedite the time required for a Russian vehicle to reach the station. (...)Read the rest of Zoom Zoom! Progress Ship Goes from Launch to Docking in 6 Hours (309 words)© nancy for Universe Today, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Progress Resupply Ship, Space Station Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

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