Home » News & Blogs » Progress M-018M launched on re-supply mission
Bookmark and Share
Hyperbola

Progress M-018M launched on re-supply mission

11 Feb 2013, 16:53 UTC
Progress M-018M launched on re-supply mission
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Progress M-018M was launched at 1441 GMT today from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to conduct a re-supply mission to the International Space Station. The craft will follow the rapid rendezvous flight profile in order for it to dock around six hours after launch. This profile has been used by the last two Progress missions and if this one is successful it will then be used by the next manned Soyuz TMA mission in March. This would allow the onboard crew to rendezvous and dock with the station around six hours after launch instead of the normal two days.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod