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"Progress M-12M" transported in an anechoic chamber. / July 28, 2011 /

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome continue extensive testing of cargo transport spacecraft «Progress M-12M.» This morning, the ship successfully completed a comprehensive testing system, followed by a «space truck» have started to prepare for tests in an anechoic chamber.

It is planned that afternoon, the ship will transport from the test bed in an anechoic chamber. There will be inspected radio «Progress» in the first place — of the «Kurs», providing rendezvous and docking ship to the station. After completion of testing of radio systems, the ship returned to the stand and begin to prepare for inspection for leaks.

Launch space rocket «Soyuz-U» with the cargo ship «Progress M-12M» is scheduled for August this year.

Cargo ship should be delivered to the international space station, more than 2.5 tons of payload: the components of fuel to maintain orbit stations, scientific equipment, food, water and air for astronauts expendable equipment.

Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Space Center «South»

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