NASA Television to Air International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

The Russian Progress 62 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on July 1, 2016.
The Russian Progress 62 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on July 1, 2016.
Credits: NASA

A Russian cargo spacecraft is set to launch Thursday, Dec. 1, to deliver more than two and a half tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station crew. Coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website begins at 9:30 a.m. EST ahead of the 9:51 a.m. (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time) launch.

The unpiloted Russian Progress 65 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the rear port of the space station’s Zvezda Service Module at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 11 a.m. The Progress 65 will spend more than six months docked to the station before departing in June for its deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere.

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