The ISS Progress 62 cargo ship plans to deliver above 3T of food,fuel and supplies to the Expedition 46 crew
of station by launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:44 a.m.on a two-day trip. It is going
to reach the station at 5:31 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.
The two-day rendezvous was scheduled carefully for the testing of new software and communications equipment
on the vehicle. The test by Russian flight controllers will become the standard of the future Progress and
piloted Soyuz spacecraft.
It will take longer than six months of The Progress at the station until it leaves in early July 2016. During
that time, it will deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up over the Pacific Ocean. Since then finish