Progress Reaches Orbit for Two Day trip to Station

ISS Progress 60 launch
The ISS Progress 60 resupply ship launches on time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Credit: NASA TV

Carrying more than 6,100 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 60 cargo craft launched at 12:55 a.m. EDT (10:55 p.m. local time in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

At the time of launch, the International Space Station was flying about 249 miles over northwestern Sudan, near the border with Egypt and Libya.

Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned. The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth during the next two days before docking to the orbiting laboratory at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

Beginning at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5, NASA Television will provide live coverage of Progress 60’s arrival to the space station’s Pirs Docking Compartment. Watch live on NASA TV and online at

To join the online conversation about the International Space Station and Progress 60 on Twitter, follow @Space_Station and the hashtag #ISScargo.

A camera from the Progress spacecraft shows the Earth below as it begins its two day trip to the space station. Credit: NASA TV
A camera from the Progress spacecraft shows the Earth below as it begins its two day trip to the space station. Credit: NASA TV

13 thoughts on “Progress Reaches Orbit for Two Day trip to Station”

  1. Millions of space fans are willing to see that Progress spacecraft docked to the ISS. Food is on its way! Let’s hope that the new docking mechanism/adapter will have a safe journey next time, or… the astronauts will have to make it on the 3D printer! 🙂 Best wishes to all activities next Sunday.

  2. Thanks to all the folks making this happen – and hopefully all goes well with the docking.
    Two bad that so much gear was lost on the last two attempts of the failed Russian cargo vessel, and then the SpaceX launch going bad.

  3. I feel deep impression for number of the masterpieces gathered
    by wisdom of lots of scientist. I am exciting
    and I respect them.

    1. My very best compliments to the RELIABLE team of Russian Scientist, Technicians, Workers, Constructors that make their best all year around and don’t miss one opportunity to succeed.
      I’m very happy and I admire them all.
      Keep up your high standards !!
      All the Best

  4. incredible information . NASA has developed itself a lot. I wish you continued success.

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