NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station
An uncrewed Russian Progress cargo resupply spacecraft approaches the International Space Station to deliver food, fuel, and supplies to the crew members
Credits: NASA

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station. The previous launch attempt on Feb. 11 was automatically aborted shortly before liftoff.

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The rescheduled launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 2:45 a.m.

The Progress 69 cargo vehicle will dock automatically to the aft port of the Zvezda service module of the station two days later at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. NASA TV and web coverage will begin at 5 a.m.

The new Progress spacecraft will remain at the orbiting laboratory until late August.