April 24, 2013

According to press-service of RSC Energia, at 14:12:16 Moscow Time an automatic transport cargo vehicle Progress M-19M was launched from the launch pad of site 1 of Baikonur Launch Site.

The purpose of the launch is to support further in-orbit operation of the International Space Station (ISS) in accordance with the Russian commitments under the project.

The main objective of the mission is to deliver more than 2.4 tons of various cargoes to the Station, which are required to continue the ISS mission in a manned mode, and provide living and working conditions for the crew.

The vehicle was inserted into a parking low-Earth orbit with the following parameters: 51.65 deg. inclination, 193.50 km minimal altitude, 247.20 km maximum altitude, 88.61 min orbital period.

The onboard systems of the vehicle operate normally.

According to the telemetry data and reports of the 35th ISS prime crew reports, the space station onboard systems operate normally.

The cargo vehicle docking to the station is planned on April 26 at 16:26 Moscow Time.

Image of RSC Energia

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