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posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Russian cargo vessel spins away from space station: report


The Progress cargo ship "is moving away from us," Interfax quoted cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov as saying in a communication with Russian mission control outside Moscow. He was quoted as saying the cargo ship was "spinning uncontrollably" and later that it had disappeared from view.


Ooops looks like they lost that one!


Hope there was nothing too important on it, actually even more important I hope they don't meet up with it on another orbit.

Maybe they can regain control of it, not much info in the link. Bit of a bummer, that's the only way to get supplies there after the next 2 shuttle missions (which have been reschedueled for other reasons




posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Hope this doesnt cause more problems for them, i'll be keeping an ear open for this over the next few days S&F.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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This is cargo ship revenge for US - Russian spies crisis. Russian hardware stands for Mother Russia even when its leadership does not, and demands to release all the people involved. Only then it will return and bring back air/water and food supplies.
Allegedly according to reports supposedly circulating in the Kremlin someday and that might (but probably might not) be possible.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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I like pictures


Maybe this is to punish the American astronauts on board the ISS with MREs for a few more weeks...



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
Maybe this is to punish the American astronauts on board the ISS with MREs for a few more weeks...

Then they're punishing their own 3 cosmonauts on-board just as much as they're punishing the 3 astronauts.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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There is going to be some disappointed cosmonauts and astronauts if they can't regain control of the ship.


Known in Russia as Progress M-06M, the new Progress 38 spacecraft is packed with nearly 2.5 tons of fresh food, clothes, equipment and other supplies for the space station's six-person crew.

Packed aboard the spacecraft are 1,918 pounds (nearly 870 kilograms) of propellant for the station, 110 pounds (nearly 50 kilogram) of oxygen, 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of water and 2,667 pounds (1,209 kilograms) pounds of dry cargo including spare parts, science equipment and other supplies.

About 213 pounds (97 kilograms) of the delivery ship's cargo is earmarked as items for the station crew. Astronauts always look forward to fresh fruit and other foods that arrive on Progress spacecraft, NASA officials have said.


www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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Could this lead to the crew abandoning ship?, or just another launch to get supplies up there?.

The seriousness of this might not come out for a few days and you can bet Russia's spacefreight capabilities will be questioned. In a worse case scenario what if the out of control ship collided with a major US or Chinese satellite, the slightest thing could spark all out chaos, lets hope this isnt the spark.



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 05:40 PM
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Here is a Video on it .



They say here that there is no Problem if the space craft crashes or falls to earth etc, there will be more supplies sent up in October I think they said here..



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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If they need a emergency launch, then NASA has Atlantis ready for launch.

While there isn't a mission for it, they do have a pair of SRB's and the EFT damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Would be intersting to see NASA initiniate Emergency Launch Procedures



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by BSG75
If they need a emergency launch, then NASA has Atlantis ready for launch.

While there isn't a mission for it, they do have a pair of SRB's and the EFT damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Would be intersting to see NASA initiniate Emergency Launch Procedures


I can see that happening... "Emergency Shuttle Launch - Postponed Again Due To Leaky Fuel Valve".



posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
...Bit of a bummer, that's the only way to get supplies there after the next 2 shuttle missions (which have been reschedueled for other reasons)

After the shuttle retires, their will still be at least one other potential supply vehicle besides the Russians. The Europeans also have a re-supply vehicle -- their Automated Transfer Vehicle, or ATV. However, only one has ever flown to the ISS, and only one per year is planned for the next four years (including a planned resupply flight later this year).

There is also a private U.S. firm -- Space X -- who will hopefully have their "Dragon" resupply ship within the next few years as part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Space X is also hoping that the Dragon becomes "human-rated" (able to be manned) a few years after that.

EDIT: Clarification

[edit on 7/3/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 12:52 AM
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It doesn't look like the progress in these images:




Can anyone find a clearer shot of the object; one where the object is identifiable using only the video or image data?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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Next time... build a 'self-sufficient' space station - which does not need re-supplying.



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:03 AM
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And it could be powered by a perpetual motion musheen.


Seriously, you aren't serious are you?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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Hopi prophecy anyone? Ninth and last sign.. This is getting really interesting.



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 05:09 AM
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reply to post by above
 


EXACTLY!!!!
www.abovetopsecret.com...

WAYYYY too many coincidences?



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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World cup disclosure?

It's all interconnectered!

Maybe that space craft on SOHO is involved in all this?




posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 09:51 AM
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no need for sarcasm just my opinion

Maybe that space craft on SOHO is involved in all this?
have you a link?


[edit on 3-7-2010 by jazz10]



posted on Jul, 3 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Are you talking about stereo ahead cor2? What the **** is going on up there? Checkout the slideshow Dates are
from 20100629-20100704

Solar flares, objects flashes???/

can i say we should expect a large quake in 3 days?

[edit on 3-7-2010 by jazz10]



posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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Looks like a second attempt wen't just fine No drama.


KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.--An unmanned Russian supply ship successfully docked with the International Space Station Sunday, two days after an interference issue with a television transmitter in a backup docking system triggered an unexpected abort.

For the second attempt, the backup TORU system was not activated, there was no interference, and the KURS automated rendezvous system worked flawlessly, lining the Progress up for a docking at the Zvezda command module's aft port.


edit... btw what was up with the prophecy's and the doomsday stuff
- the Russian conspiracy thing I can maybe get on board with... Hopi something or other?


[edit on 4/7/2010 by Now_Then]






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