Progress Spacecraft Readied at Baikonur

Work at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is underway for the launch of the next Russian Progress M-09M spacecraft for launch Friday, January 28, 2011 carrying essential supplies and cargo to the International Space Station crew. Docking is planned for Sunday, January 30, 2011. The launch and docking may be viewed on NASA-TV.

Meanwhile, the Japanese unmanned Kounotori 2 (Stork 2 in Japanese)is expected to dock with the International Space Station within hours bringing additional supplies to orbit [Japanese video].


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