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Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft In Trouble On Way To ISS

April 28th, 2015

Episode 16 of 45 episodes

ISS resupply spacecraft Progress 59 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. in Kazakhstan) Tuesday on a Soyuz rocket bound for the space station. Right after it separated from the Soyuz booster’s third stage, an unspecified problem prevented Russian flight controllers from determining whether navigational antennas had deployed and whether fuel system manifolds had pressurized as planned.

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