Russian Progress 88 cargo spacecraft launched to International Space Station

Source: United Press International

“A Russian Soyuz rocket launched early Thursday morning put an un-piloted spacecraft safely in orbit headed for the International Space Station. NASA said it carries roughly three tons of supplies. The 5:43 a.m. EDT launch was from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Following a two-day orbit the spacecraft will automatically dock to the space-facing port of the Poisk module at 7:47 a.m. EDT Saturday June 1, according to NASA. … The spacecraft is the robotic Progress 88 freighter carrying a variety of supplies to space station astronauts, including food and propellant. It will remain with the ISS for roughly six months. On the return to Earth it will be filled with trash and be incinerated as it passes through the atmosphere.” (05/30/24)