New Delhi: An unpiloted Russian Progress cargo craft, carrying supplies for the crew aboard the orbital lab, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.
The Progress MS-06 spacecraft, also known as the 67th Russian supply vehicle, lifted off at 5:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday (3:20 p.m. Baikonur time), June 14, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Watch the liftoff of the Progress 67 craft here!
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Progress 67 (67P), which will dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at 7:42 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 16, is delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the station, along with a cluster of small satellites to be released in orbit.
The spacecraft will remain docked at the station for almost six months before departing in December for its deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere.