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Cargo capsule goes AWOL, explodes on its way to Space Station

A Progress capsule filled supplies for the International Space Station today blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan. Now its controllers have admitted the MS‑04/65P mission has been annihilated. The podule was carrying 5,300 pounds (2,404 kilograms) of food, water, propellant, and a spare space suit …
Iain Thomson, 1 Dec 2016

ISS to host space truck rally

The International Space Station will soon be abristle with docked space trucks, as a SpaceX Dragon resupply vehicle prepares to join its Russian Progress and Orbital ATK Cygnus counterparts mated with the orbiting outpost. The Falcon 9 and Dragon on the pad at Cape Canaveral. Pic: SpaceX The Falcon 9 and Dragon on the pad at …
Lester Haines, 8 Apr 2016

Russian rocket roll-out and raising revealed

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has released a nice video of the roll-out and raising of the Soyuz-2-1a launcher, which is poised to lift an unmanned supply vehicle to the International Space Station. The Soyuz is due to depart Baikonur Cosmodrome tomorrow at 22:23 local time (16:23 GMT, 12:23 EDT), carrying a Progress MS …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2016
Progress 60 approaching the ISS

Progress source replenishes international space station

The Russian Progress craft launched last week to bring supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) has successfully docked, bringing welcome supplies to the crew. The last two ISS replenishment missions failed. In April another Progress spun out, then in late June a SpaceX Falcon 9 blew up before it reached orbit. The …
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Hold my vodka, comrade – I got this: Ruskies blast supplies to the ISS

Updated Astronauts on the International Space Station will cross their fingers and toes that Friday's resupply mission doesn't suffer a similar fate to the last three attempts. On Friday at 05:55 UTC, a Progress 60 capsule filled with supplies is expected to blast off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Russia-built Soyuz …
Iain Thomson, 2 Jul 2015
Italy's first woman in space enjoys espresso on the ISS

Russia delays ISS crew mission over Progress launch safety fears

The current crew on the International Space Station is going to be spending at least another month in space after the Russian space agency Roscosmos decided to keep them up there a while longer, and at least one resident astronaut is over the moon at the prospect. Italy's first woman in space, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti …
Iain Thomson, 12 May 2015
Russian 'Progress' cargo vessel as seen from the International Space Station

Take cover! Out-of-control Russian spaceship to smash into Earth within hours

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that its out-of-control Progress cargo capsule will begin its fatal plunge toward Earth on Thursday. Control of the 7,298kg (16,089lb) spacecraft was lost shortly after launch last week and the cargo pod, which is carrying three tons of supplies for the International Space …
Iain Thomson, 7 May 2015

Calamity cargo capsule DOOMED: Space station pod in fireball re-entry

Vid Roscosmos has written off the Progress supply capsule that was supposed to deliver tons of cargo to the International Space Station. The Russian space agency said the out-of-control craft will burn up within days as it falls back to Earth. Youtube Video Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, told a press conference on Wednesday …
Iain Thomson, 29 Apr 2015

MAYHEM in ORBIT: Russian cargo pod spins OUT OF CONTROL

Video Russian space boffins have lost control of a Progress cargo capsule which had been due to deliver 6,000lb of supplies to the International Space Station. The crazy podule is spinning and tumbling in orbit above the Earth as controllers try to establish contact with it. Youtube video The Progress 59 space-mule lifted off …
Iain Thomson, 28 Apr 2015
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Russian cargo ship drops off spacesuit puncture repair kit at the ISS

A Russian cargoship docked with the International Space Station without a hitch this weekend, carrying nearly three metric tons of supplies for the crew. Here's a video of the launch to the ISS: The Progress 52 docked with the station's Pirs compartment 260 miles (418km) over the Pacific Ocean roughly six hours after it was …
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Russian cargoship fluffs Space Station docking test

Russian cargoship Progress M-15M has failed to couple with the International Space Station in a test of its new automated docking system. Russian 'Progress' cargo vessel as seen from the International Space Station Russian Progress not making much progress today Progress had already dropped off its supplies to the ISS, but …
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Russian supply ship heads for ISS, space garbage crashes into Pacific

A Russian "Progress" supply ship has successfully lifted off bound for the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, even as another departed the station crammed with rubbish destined for fiery destruction during re-entry above the Pacific. Progress 46 took off in chilly winter weather from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5 …
Lewis Page, 26 Jan 2012
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Russian Progress space truck crashes in Siberia

Updated The Russians have lost an unmanned Progress supply vessel which blasted off at 13:00 GMT today from Baikonur Cosmodrome en route to the International Space Station. The country's Roscosmos space agency issued a brief statement explaining that the third stage of the Soyuz rocket tasked with lifting the space truck had failed …
Lester Haines, 24 Aug 2011
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ISS crew capture robotic spacecraft

The International Space Station crew successfully captured the Progress 38 spacecraft yesterday, after the unmanned Russian supply vessel sailed past the orbiting outpost on Friday. A telemetry failure 25 minutes before docking prompted last week's unscheduled flyby. The cause was a glitch in the TORU teleoperated rendezvous …
Lester Haines, 5 Jul 2010
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Space freighter flipped to manual for ISS dock

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka took control of an unmanned supply capsule docking at the International Space Station this morning after the spacecraft's automated docking system botched its final approach. From aboard the ISS, Padalka remotely steered Russia's Progress 34 (P34) cargo craft to a smooth coupling with the aft …
Austin Modine, 29 Jul 2009

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