Russia's 49 Progress Departs Space Station

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A trash-laden Russian Progress supply craft departed the International Space Station early Monday, clearing the way for the arrival of a new cargo capsule later this month.

 

Russia's departing Progress 49 supply craft eyes its former docking port on the International Space Station early Monday. The Progress 50 cargo capsule is visible on the left. Image Credit: NASA TV

The Progress 49 undocked from the station's Russian segment Zvezda service module module at 8:02 a.m., EDT, where it had been parked since Oct. 31.

The aging supply capsule is scheduled to plummet back to Earth over the Pacific Ocean this Sunday, following a series of daily orbital maneuvers to assist the Russians with the calibration of ground-based radar systems.

Progress 51 is scheduled to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 24 at 6:12 a.m., EDT, with just over three tons of fuel, food, clothing and others supplies for the six person orbiting science laboratory.

Docking with the vacant Zvezda port is scheduled for April 26 at 8:27 a.m., EDT.

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