January 20, 2012
NASA TV Covers Space Station Cargo Ship Launch and Arrival
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of the next spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station.
Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and his five crewmates will be standing by as the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 46 resupply craft launches Wednesday, Jan. 25, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the complex.
The new Progress craft is scheduled to launch at 5:06 p.m. CST on Jan. 25 (5:06 a.m. Baikonur time Jan. 26). NASA TV coverage will begin at 4:45 p.m.
Two days later, on Friday, Jan. 27, the Progress 46 will automatically dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment at 6:08 p.m. NASA TV coverage of the new Progress' arrival at the station will begin at 5:30 p.m.
An older Progress resupply ship currently at the Pirs docking port will undock on Monday, Jan. 23, to make room for the new cargo ship. The undocking of Progress 45 will not be broadcast live.
For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station