Thursday, January 27, 2011

Russian Progress M-09M Rolled Out And Readied For Launch Tonight 7:30PM CST

A Russian Soyuz rocket and Progress cargo freighter has been rolled to the launch pad for tonights planned liftoff at 7:31 p.m. CST. 

The Progress M-09M spacecraft is scheduled for docking to the station's Pirs compartment on Saturday at 9:39 p.m. EST. It is loaded with 3,080 pounds of equipment, 1,918 pounds of propellant, 926 pounds of water and 110 pounds of oxygen and air.

The rollout video is courtesy of Roscosmos and the photos are credited to Energia.

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