2016 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2016 saw a total of 85 known orbital launch attempts operated by eight nations from space ports in

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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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