Watch Live Launch of Supply Ship to Station

Progress 43 Spacecraft Launches
JSC2011-E-056983 (21 June 2011) — The Progress 43 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, headed for the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda service module on the International Space Station beginning at 5:45 a.m. EST. Launch of ISS Progress 58 cargo spacecraft is planned for 6:00 a.m. (5:00 p.m. Baikonur local time).

The new Progress is carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the station including 1,940 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water and 3,333 pounds of spare parts and experiment hardware.

Progress 58 will make its four-orbit, six-hour trip to the space station and dock at about 11:58 a.m.

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One thought on “Watch Live Launch of Supply Ship to Station”

  1. This probably doesn’t have anything to do with this blog I just wanted to ask NASA, “Why not send supplies to the Space Station via a large balloon and when the balloon reaches max height release the supplies with a smaller rocket to go that final way to the Space Station?” and if not, “Why?” because I feel like that would save a lot more resources, and you can recycle the balloon.
    P.S. I’m not a scientist or anything, so if my question was extremely stupid, I’m sorry.

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