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  • Third Progress MS cargo spacecraft ready for resupply mission to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 14th, 2016

    An upgraded Russian Progress MS spacecraft is in final preparations for its upcoming mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The cargo vehicle will be launched to space on Saturday, July 16, atop a Soyuz-U booster, from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at exactly 5:41 p.m. EDT (21:41 GMT).

  • Despite thruster glitch, test of manual Progress docking successful

    Derek RichardsonJuly 1st, 2016

    In a test of the manual docking system on the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS), a Progress cargo ship undocked from the Pirs docking compartment early this morning and was remotely re-docked by cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin some 30 minutes later, despite a thruster glitch at the moment of capture.

  • Progress MS-2 pulls into port at the International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 2nd, 2016

    The first Russian Progress cargo ship of the year arrived at and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, marking the second of three automated supply spacecraft that are planned to visit the orbiting outpost in as many weeks.

  • Progress MS cargo craft heads to Space Station after successful liftoff

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 31st, 2016

    The second mission in the Progress MS series, designated MS-2, is currently on its two-day trek to the International Space Station (ISS) after it was successfully launched atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Russian Progress MS spacecraft set to deliver cargo to space station

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 30th, 2016

    The second mission of the Russian Progress MS cargo ship design, designated MS-2, is ready to start its two-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft is set to be launched atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket at 12:23 p.m. EDT (16:23 GMT) on March 31 from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Russia ready to launch upgraded Progress spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 20th, 2015

    Russia's Progress-MS spacecraft, an improved version of the Progress-M, is set to conduct its debut flight on Monday, Dec. 21. The launch will take place at 3:44 a.m. EST (8:44 GMT) from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft will start a two-day trip to the ISS.

  • ISS crew gear up for visiting vehicle traffic

    Derek RichardsonNovember 29th, 2015

    After a few weeks of there being no visiting spacecraft traffic, allowing more time to be spent on science, the Expedition 45 crew of the International Space Station are gearing up for a period of comings and goings on board the orbiting laboratory. This more active period should kickoff with the arrival of Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft in early December.

  • Russia postpones maiden flight of its Progress-MS spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 29th, 2015

    Russia decided to delay the first launch of the newest version of its flagship Progress cargo craft. The RKK Energia company, which manufactures the spacecraft, revealed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, that the maiden flight of the Progress-MS vehicle will be postponed for a month – until Dec. 21, 2015.

  • Expedition 45 finishes rerouting cables and deployes cubesats

    Derek RichardsonOctober 13th, 2015

    The Expedition 45 crew, the current residents on board the International Space Station, spent last week working to finish the rerouting of cables in support of dual berthing operations while ground controllers deployed several CubeSats throughout the week. The crew also unloaded the Russian Progress M-29M cargo ship currently at the orbiting laboratory.

  • ISS crew swaps out cargo ships while preparing for ISS upgrades

    Derek RichardsonOctober 4th, 2015

    Expedition 45 crew of the International Space Station (ISS) spent the week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 swapping cargo ships while rewiring power to prepare the outpost for future visiting vehicles – all while conducting cutting-edge science.

  • Progress M-29M launches, docks to ISS with fresh supplies

    Derek RichardsonOctober 2nd, 2015

    The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) successfully launched the Progress M-29M cargo vessel on October 1, 2015. It then docked with the International Space Station shortly thereafter. It helped resupply the crew of Expedition 45 with tons of food, fuel and spare parts.

  • Mission complete: Progress M-26M falls into the Pacific Ocean

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 14th, 2015

    Russia's Progress M-26M cargo craft undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS at 6:19 a.m. EDT (10:19 GMT) on Aug. 14, 2015. It reentered Earth's atmosphere four hours later, falling into the Pacific. Although some hardened elements reach the ocean, most of the spacecraft was incinerated.

  • Russian Progress M-26M cargo craft poised for fiery re-entry

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 13th, 2015

    The Progress M-26M spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS) will be deorbited on Friday, Aug. 14. Russian flight controllers plan to undock the vehicle from the rear port of ISS’ Zvezda Module at 6:19 a.m. EDT (20:19 GMT). It will then burn up in the atmosphere somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.

  • Russia launches Progress M-28M spacecraft with supplies for the ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 3rd, 2015

    The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos ) successfully launched the Progress M-28M cargo craft on Friday, July 3, with approximately 2.4 metric tons (5,290 pounds) of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station (ISS ) crew. The spacecraft’s lift-off atop a Soyuz-U rocket took place at exactly 04:55:48 UTC (12:55:48 a.m. EDT), from Launch Site 1/5 at […]

  • All eyes on Progress: Russian spacecraft to deliver supplies to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 30th, 2015

    With the complete loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket with its payload of a Dragon spacecraft, the attention of the international spaceflight community is now focused on the launch of Russian Progress M-28M cargo vessel. Lift-off is currently scheduled for July 3 at 12:55 a.m. EDT (07:55 a.m. Moscow time; 10:55 a.m. local time; 04:55 […]