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Progress Reaches Orbit for Two Day trip to Station











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July 3, 2015


Image above: The ISS Progress 60 resupply ship launches on time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Image Credits: NASA TV/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.

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.

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Russian Supply Ship Heads to ISS

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.


Image above: A camera from the Progress spacecraft shows the Earth below as it begins its two day trip to the space station. Image Credits: NASA TV/Orbiter.ch Aerospace.

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 http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Related links:

ROSCOSMOS Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/21565/

Expedition 44: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/category/expedition-44/

One-Year Crew: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/category/one-year-crew-2/

International Space Station (ISS): http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Images (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/NASA TV/ROSCOSMOS.

Best regards, Orbiter.ch

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