An unmanned Soyuz rocket launches the robotic Progress 41 cargo ship toward the International Space Station at 8:32 p.m. EST on July 27, 2011 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship is headed for the International Space Station to deliver three tons of supplies to the outpost’s crew, including a tiny satellite and birthday gifts for the orbiting lab’s commander.
The automated Progress 41 space freighter blasted off from the Central Asian spaceport of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 8:32 p.m. EST yesterday (Jan. 27), though it was 4:32 a.m. Moscow Time (0132 GMT) on Jan. 28 at the time of liftoff.
Progress 41, also known as Progress M-09M at Russia’s Federal Space Agency, will arrive at the International Space Station Saturday at 9:40 p.m. EST (0240 Jan. 30 GMT), though it will be 5:40 a.m. Sunday Moscow time.