Progress M-026M launched successfully by Soyuz-U and docks with ISS on the same day

by | Feb 17, 2015 | International Space Station, Russia, Satellites, Soyuz | 0 comments

Progress M-026M re-supply craft was successfully launched at 1100 GMT on 17 February 2015 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz-U launch vehicle. The Progress cargo spacecraft  conducted a four orbit rapid rendezvous ascent to catch up with the International Space Station (ISS) in order to dock with the aft port of the Zvezda space module at 1657 GMT on the same day as the launch. The Progress spacecraft is carrying 2,862 kilograms of various supplies and fuel for the ISS.

 

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