|Russian supply spacecraft docked to space station.
On February 11, 2013 at 20:35 UTC the Russian "Progress M-18M” unmanned supply spacecraft docked with the International Space Station. The docking was carried out in automatic regime to the "Pirs” module of the ISS. It is the third time for the Mission Control Center to use the fast-track docking instead of the traditional two-day trip.
The "Progress M-18M” delivered about 2500 kg of supplies, including fuel, food, water, oxygen and various scientific and sports equipment for the space station crew.
|NASA launched an earth observation satellite.
On February 11, 2013 at 18:02 UTC the Atlas-5 rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the LDCM (Landsat Data Continuity Mission) satellite.
The spacecraft is the eighth satellite in the history of the Landsat program, a joint NASA/United States Geological Survey (USGS) project that has been monitoring forest loss, glacial retreat, urban sprawl and other phenomena continuously since Landsat 1 lifted off in July 1972.
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|Russia launched “Progress M-18M” spacecraft to Space Station.
On February 11, 2013 at 14:41 UTC the "Progress M-18M” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the "Soyuz-U” rocket-carrier on a six-hour trek to the orbital station.
Progress-M-18M is to deliver about 2500 kilograms of supplies, including food, water and scientific equipment, to a six-man crew onboard the space station.