Progress Resupply Ship Counts Down to Launch Today

The Progress 81 cargo craft is processed in preparation for launch. Credit: Energia/Roscosmos

NASA Television, the agency’s website and the NASA app now are providing live coverage of the launch of a Russian cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

The uncrewed Russian Progress 81 is scheduled to lift off on a Soyuz rocket at 5:32 a.m. EDT (2:32 p.m. Baikonur time) Friday, June 3, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a fast-track, two-orbit journey to the microgravity laboratory.

Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog@space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter, as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

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