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Washington, Mar 28 (Canadian-Media): A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4, media reports said.
Live coverage of the spacecraft’s launch and arrival will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
The Progress 72 spacecraft, loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the orbiting laboratory, is scheduled to launch at 7:01 a.m. (4:01 p.m. Baikonur time) on a Soyuz booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Baikonur Cosmodrome is a spaceport located in an area of southern Kazakhstan leased to Russia.
Kazakhstan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage and shares borders with Russia.
The Progress will orbit Earth twice then rendezvous with the station, where it will dock to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex. The spacecraft will remain at the orbital outpost until late July.
Live coverage of its arrival and docking will begin at 9:45 a.m., with docking scheduled for 10:25 a.m.