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Preparation for launch of Soyuz-U, cargo spacecraft Progress М-64 proceeds at Baikonur

04.05.2008, 11:10 2693

Baikonur. May 4. Kazakhstan Today - Preparation for launch of the carrier rocket Soyuz-U with the cargo ship Progress М-64 proceeds at Baikonur, the agency reports referring to the source at the cosmodrome on Wednesday.

The launch of Soyuz-U with the cargo ship Progress М-64 to the International space station (ISS) with cargoes for the crew of 17th expedition is planned for May 14.

The experts of the cosmodrome continue preparation for launch of the cargo ship Progress М-64 in the assembly-testing house of the platform №254. The ship is being prepared for stacking of cargoes and re-fuelling.

The planned operations on the booster rocket Soyuz-U intended for launch of the cargo ship are being carried out in the assembly-testing house №112.

The cargo space ship Progress М-64 will transport to ISS about 2.5 tons of cargoes: fuel for maintenance of orbit of the station, food, water, scientific equipment, materials for the crew of cosmonauts of the 17th expedition launched to ISS on April 8.

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