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Progress M-06M Tanking Completed at Baikonur. / June 24, 2010 /

Baikonur space port: Progress M-06M launch campaign continues. The Progress cargo vehicle is slated for launch by Soyuz-U rocket on June 30, at 19.34 MSK, under the International Space Station program.

Progress M-06M propulsion system was loaded with propellant components and pressurized gases this weekend. After that, the cargo vehicle was returned to the integration and test facility for further processing.

In parallel, Baikonur’s pad 1 is being prepared for the upcoming launch.

Progress vehicles maintain cargo supply function, as well as reboost, for the International Space Station. Each of them capable of delivering about 2.5 t of cargo to orbit. Totally, about 100 cargo vehicles have been launched successfully.

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