Russian Rocket Launches on Two-Day Cargo Delivery to Station

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Progress Cargo Craft Launch

The Russian Progress 67 cargo craft launch ascends to space after a flawless launch Wednesday from Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos

Carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 67 cargo craft launched at 5:20 a.m. EDT (3:20 p.m. local time in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

At the time of launch, the International Space Station was flying about 258 miles over the south Atlantic southeast of Uruguay.

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 7:42 a.m. Friday, June 16.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, NASA Television will provide live coverage of Progress 67’s arrival to the space station’s Zvezda Service Module.

Watch live on NASA TV and the agency’s website.

To join the conversation about the space station and Progress 67 online, follow @space_station on Twitter.

One thought on “Russian Rocket Launches on Two-Day Cargo Delivery to Station

  1. Raphael Palmares

    Thank you for all the wonderful applications of science for planet Earth! Thank you for having the bravery to travel so far, and the knowledge and confidence in your entire team, to make such an incredible journey. It is such skilled interdependence that brings the greatest ideas to light, and the capacity for progress to fruition. The world would not be the same without your scientific tools and vigilant eyes above our beautiful planet. Thank you for all that you do!

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