Saturday, August 04, 2007

Progress M-61 Launch Announcement

Photo courtesy of Jacques in Houten, The Netherlands, and the Russian launchers discussion forum on NASA

Russian has launched a Progress cargo vehicle that will dock with the International Space Station (ISS) Pirs module on August 5.

The cargo craft is carrying 2.5 tons of foodstuffs, water, fuel, equipment for the International Space Station and presents from the Earth for the crew of Russian cosmonauts Fedor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov, and NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson. The equipment includes six new computers for the Russian segment of the ISS, which failed in mid-June."

Name: Progress M-61
International Designator: 2007-033A
SSC#: 32001
Launch Date/Time: August 2, 2007 at 1733 UTC.
Launch Site: LC1 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Launcher: Soyuz-U
Orbital Inclination: 51.628 deg
Apogee/Perigee: 250 x 230 km