Tengrinews TV Радио Tengri FM Радио Жұлдыз FM Laws of Kazakhstan
KZ RU EN
Write us +7 (727) 388 8020 +7 (717) 254 2710
искать через Tengrinews.kz
искать через Google
искать через Yandex
USD / KZT - 335.61
EUR / KZT - 361.32
CNY / KZT - 48.79
RUB / KZT - 5.26

Russian cargo vessel takes off for space station

26 january 2012, 14:25
0
Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M. ©RIA NOVOSTI
The Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Thursday, bringing water and fuel to the International Space Station, AFP reports citing the mission control centre.

Progress was successfully launched at 05:06 Thursday (2306 GMT Wednesday) carrying some 2.6 tonnes of mainly water and fuel, Russian news agencies cited the Russian control centre as saying.

It is due to dock with the ISS on Saturday at 0009 GMT.

There are currently six men aboard the orbiting space station; three Russians, two Americans and a Dutchman.

The Russian space industry suffered a bad year in 2011, with five failed launches.

Last August a Soyuz rocket and the Progress supply ship it was carrying crashed minutes after blast off from Baikonour, due to a motor failure, paralysing such launched towards the ISS for three months.

In October investigators said "negligence" was to blame.

Earlier this month a much-vaunted Mars probe launched in November crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Нравится
Add comment
Most Read
Most Discussed