Soyuz Progress 70P (Progress MS-09) ISS Resupply Mission
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Launch Alert! Monday, July 09, 2018 at 17:51 EDT (21:51 UTC) a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket will deliver a Progress MS cargo ship designated “Progress MS-09” (cataloged as 70P or Progress 70 by NASA) to the International Space Station (ISS) from Site 31, Pad 6 (Site-31/6) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. When it docks to the nadir (Earth facing) port of the Pirs “Pier” docking module in a very quick 3.5 hr. (2 orbits) later, it will deliver roughly 6,063 lb. (2,750 kg) of food, fuel and supplies and will remain at Station until January 2019.
This will be the 159th Progress flight and the 70th to the ISS in its nearly 40 year history.
NOTE: This is actually a pretty significant mission as upon completion, MS-09 will remove the Pirs docking module from Station where it will then be deorbited making it the first permanent segment of Station to be decommissioned. The removal of Pirs will be in the name of progress however as it will likely be replaced by the Russian Nauka “Science” Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) sometime in 2019. The Pirs docking module was launched on September 14, 2001 and docked to the nadir (Earth facing) port of Station’s Zvezda “Star” service module on September 16, 2001.
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