ISS Resupply Vehicle Launches successfully

Following on from two recent failures the Progress 60P (M-28M) spacecraft lifted off successfully this morning,

Lifted to orbit aboard a Soyuz-U rocket the automated spacecraft successfully deployed its Solar Arrays and Kurs docking antennas before firing its thrusters to begin the journey to the ISS, for this flight the spacecraft will use the two day approach due to the phasing of ISS and the schedule change due to the previous Progress M-27M failure.

The last progress launch made it to orbit aboard the newer Soyuz-2.1a rocket but due to a malfunction in the upper stage the spacecraft span out of control and eventually burnt up in the atmosphere.

Below is a video of the launch, we will publish another article following the successful docking.

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