Russia Launches Cargo Mission to ISS Written 3 June 2022


Progress 81 cargo ship launches to the International Space Station. | Credit: NASA; YouTube; framegrab

SPACE reports that Russia launched the Progress 81 freighter “atop a Russian-built Soyuz rocket at 5:32 a.m. EDT (0932 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the local time was 2:32 p.m. in the afternoon.” Progress 81 “is carrying about three tons of food, propellant and equipment up to the International Space Station (ISS)” where it will dock at 9:02 a.m. EDT. NASA spokesperson Sandra Jones said, “It was a perfect launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.”
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Progress 81 Cargo Ship Launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome - June 3, 2022 (NASA via YouTube)