Russian Cargo Ships Launches with Cargo Destined for the International Space Station

July 17, 2016 9:37 AM

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Russian Cargo Ships Launches with Cargo Destined for the International Space Station

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the unpiloted ISS Progress 64 cargo ship launched at 5:41 p.m. Eastern time July 16 (3:41 a.m. Baikonur time on July 17), carrying three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the International Space Station.

Less than nine minutes after launch, the Progress arrived in its preliminary orbit to begin a two-day journey to the station, where it will automatically dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment of the outpost July 18, U.S. time. The new Progress will rema...

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