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Progress M29-M Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome to the ISS

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Oct. 1, 2015

Progress M29-M Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome

The Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft is en-route to the International Space Station, heading into orbit atop a Russian Soyuz U rocket on Thursday.

Progress 61P/M29-M Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome to the ISS

Blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 16:49 UTC, Soyuz lit up the night skies as it began chasing the Space Station that had passed over the launch site just minutes before.

Progress separation

Sticking to the express mission profile, the Progress will conduct four orbit-raising maneuvers in the first three hours of the mission followed by the initiation of the fully automated rendezvous sequence that will bring the Progress to the direct vicinity of ISS for a flyaround to set up for docking to the Zvezda module at 22:54 UTC to mark the on-time delivery of 2,369 Kilograms of cargo.

 Progress MS cargo cutaway

Today’s launch will be the last one for the Progress M-M series, to be replaced by the Progress MS cargo ships with the next mission due on November 21. The Progress cargo ship will be packed with 2.3 tonnes of cargo: fuel, air, equipment and also other supplies for the cosmonauts and astronauts, including over 17 kilograms of fruits and vegetables, ketchup, juice, sauce, chocolate sweets, jam and peanuts.

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Images, Video, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/NASA TV/G. De Chara, Mars Center/Catherine Laplace-Builhe.


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