Progress Resupply Craft en-route to Space Station after flawless Soyuz Launch

A Soyuz rocket streaked into the night skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, carrying the Progress MS-02 spacecraft into orbit for a cargo-delivery mission to the International Space Station for arrival on Saturday with over 2,400 Kilograms of supplies for the six crew members in orbit.

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Video: Progress Cargo Ship lifts off on Soyuz Rocket

The Progress MS-02 cargo spacecraft was successfully launched on Thursday, riding into orbit atop a Soyuz 2-1A rocket lifting off from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Sent on its way in an excellent orbit, Progress is planned to complete a two-day rendezvous with the Space Station to deliver 2,425 Kilograms of cargo.

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Photos: All Orbital Launches of 2015

The year 2015 saw 87 orbital launch attempts from spaceports across the globe – 84 missions reached orbit in a year that saw 82 successful orbital launches. Here are photos of all of 2015’s space launches.

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2015 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2015 saw a total of 87 known orbital launch attempts operated by seven nations from space ports in eight countries.

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Light Show in Las Vegas Skies – Soyuz Rocket Stage burns up over United States

Just days after the blazing re-entry of the rocket from the launch of a three-man crew to the International Space Station dazzled observers in Newfoundland and Labrador, another Soyuz rocket stage was spotted re-entering over North America.

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Progress MS Spacecraft begins Debut Mission to ISS with successful Launch atop Soyuz Rocket

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket lifted off from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday at 8:44 UTC carrying the first in an upgraded series of Progress cargo resupply craft to orbit on a mission to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Soyuz Rocket Lifts off from Baikonur with first Progress MS Spacecraft

A Soyuz 2-1A rocket lifts off from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 21, 2015 on a nine-minute ride into orbit to put the Progress MS spacecraft on a course toward the International Space Station for a two-day rendezvous.

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