Launch of Progress M-24M (56P)

The first of two launches scheduled for today was completed successfully when the Soyuz rocket placed the Progress M-24M spacecraft in orbit to begin it’s six hour journey to the International Space Station.

Once in orbit the spacecraft deployed it’s solar arrays and antenna’s before firing its engines to being travelling to the station.

Update 7/24/2014 – Six hours after liftoff the Progress spacecraft arrived at the station and successfully docked, additional images of the docking have been added below.

Images of the launch are below

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