Success and great news for all as Russia's Progress MS-06 spacecraft was successfully launched. The Progress MS-06 spacecraft, also known as the 67th Russian supply vehicle, lifted off at 5:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday (3:20 p.m. Baikonur time), June 14, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Progress 67 (67P), which will dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at 7:42 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 16, is delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the station, along with a cluster of small satellites to be released in orbit.
The spacecraft will remain docked at the station for almost six months before departing in December for its deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The spacecraft is set to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at 7:42 a.m. on Friday, June 16.
NASA TV is providing coverage of rendezvous and docking. Progress 67 will remain docked at the station for almost six months before departing in December for its deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere.
There is always something happening with experiments at the International Space Station. From the previous Dragon resupply ship there have been two external experiments extracted from the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship and attached to the outside of the International Space Station.
Ground controllers commanded the Canadarm2 to reach inside Dragon, grapple both experiments and install them on EXPRESS logistics carriers. The first experiment, MUSES, or Multiple User System for Earth Sensing, was removed June 6 the day after Dragon’s arrival.