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  • Soyuz-U completes swan song with launch of Progress MS-05

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 22nd, 2017

    Lifting off under clear, blue skies at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz-U rocket completed its final launch by sending the Russian Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station (ISS).

  • After multiple delays, Progress MS-05 set for launch

    Curt GodwinFebruary 20th, 2017

    Russia's state-run corporation for space activities, Roscosmos, is in the final stages of preparing to launch the Progress MS-05 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Unknown fate of Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft after in-flight anomaly

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 1st, 2016

    Loaded with crucial supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) crew, the Progress MS-04 has launched atop a Soyuz-U booster on what was supposed to be a two-day trek to the orbital outpost. The launch was carried out at exactly 14:51 GMT; however, Roscosmos reports that telemetry with the rocket was lost 383 seconds into the flight.

  • Fourth Progress MS spacecraft to be launched to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 30th, 2016

    The Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft is in final preparations for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, Dec. 1. The vehicle will be launched atop a Soyuz-U booster at 14:52 GMT (9:52 a.m. EST) from launch pad №1 ("Gagarin's Start"), also known as LC-1/5, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Soyuz-U successfully sends Progress MS spacecraft en route to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 16th, 2016

    A Soyuz-U rocket soared into the sky on Saturday, July 16, carrying the third Progress MS spacecraft loaded with supplies for the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff took place at 5:41 p.m. EDT (21:41 GMT) from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • 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).

  • 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 […]

  • Russian Soyuz-U rocket launches Egyptian military satellite

    Jacques van OeneApril 16th, 2014

    Egypt’s second “spy” satellite was successfully launched today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan using a Russian Soyuz-U rocket with no upper stage. Launch from complex 31 – The second Soyuz launch pad at Baikonur – was right on time at 16:20 GMT. First and second stage of the Soyuz rocket all worked fine and the “Progress type” […]