Watch NASA TV for Live Coverage of Russian Cargo Craft Launch


Progress 61 Rocket at Launch Pad
The ISS Progress 61 rocket is at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan. Credit: RSC Energia

At 12:30 p.m. EDT, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 45 crew aboard the International Space Station.

Launch of ISS Progress 61 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is scheduled for 12:49 p.m. (10:49 p.m. Baikonur time).

Watch the launch live on NASA TV or at

Following a fast-track, four-orbit journey, Progress 61 is scheduled to automatically link up to the rear port of the Zvezda Service Module at 6:54 p.m. It will remain docked to the station for about two months.

Expedition 45 crew members will monitor key events during Progress 61’s automated rendezvous and docking.

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