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February 6, 2015

Baikonur specialists go on working on ISS program implementation.

On February 04 Progress Rocket and Space Centre specialists conducted pneumatic tests of Soyuz-U booster first stage side blocks and matched 2A and 1A blocks.

On February 03 Progress M-26M was transported to the fuel service area of #31 launchpad where Yuzhny space centre specialists started filling the tanks with pressurized gas and propellant components.

After that the rocket will be returned to the integration building of #254 launchpad for further testing.

At the same time the specialists started preparing #1 launchpad ( Gagarin launch) for receipt of Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-26M cargo vehiclewhere they will pass final prelaunch preparations.

The launch of Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-26M cargo vehicle is scheduled for February 17, 14.00,  Moscow time.

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