Russia launches 1st Soyuz 2-1A rocket, heads to ISS

Starship Earth: The Big Picture

It seems that the US rocket that exploded had an engine from the Ukraine. How odd is that? -LW


A Soyuz-2.1a space rocket carrying a Progress M-25M resupplying ship was launched and placed on a transitional orbit on Wednesday [Image: Roscosmos] A Soyuz-2.1a space rocket carrying a Progress M-25M resupplying ship was launched and placed on a transitional orbit on Wednesday, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said.

The rocket blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 10:09 a.m. Moscow time (0709 GMT). “Six hours after the blast-off the cargo ship is to dock with the International Space Station (ISS),” Roscosmos website said.

This is the first launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket which has substituted the Soyuz-U-PVB rockets. First test of the new rocket was carried out in November 2004.

The Progress carries over 2.5 tons of cargo, including fuel, food, water and oxygen as well as various…

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