Keeping up a steady chain of supplies for six crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station, a Progress cargo ship is set for liftoff atop a Soyuz U rocket on Saturday. Departing the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Soyuz will lift the Progress MS-03 spacecraft to orbit less than nine minutes after launch, starting a two-day rendezvous with the orbiting complex.
|Launch Date: July 16, 2016||Mission Updates|
|Launch Vehicle: Soyuz U||Progress MS Spacecraft|
|Launch Site: 1/5 Baikonur||Soyuz U Launch Vehicle|
|Launch Time: 21:41:46 UTC||Countdown Timeline|
|Ascent Duration: 8 min & 45 sec||Flight Profile|
|Target Orbit: 193 x 245 km, 51.65°||Cargo Manifest|
|Docking: 00:22 UTC, July 19||Photo Galleries|