Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: Departure of the Russian Cargo Progress from ISS

June 12, 2013

Departure of the Russian Cargo Progress from ISS

Dear readers,

two weeks after its docking to the International Space Station with 3 cosmonauts, the Russian space cargo, called Progress 51 docked with success. The spacecraft has taken off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on May 28 with the Russian rocket Soyuz. The three cosmonauts were  Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency, Karen Nyberg from +NASA  and +Luca Parmitano  from +European Space Agency, ESA 

Credits: +NASA 

The Progress 51P has been loaded with trash from the Space Station. After some a series of engine burns the spacecraft will be destroyed into Earth's atmosphere. The actual deorbit will occur on 19 June at 12:52 GMT.

The docking area of the International Space Station is now clear for docking with ATV-4 on Saturday 15 at 13:46 GMT.

Stay tune !