NASA Launches Cargo Craft With Supplies to International Space Station

The ISS Progress 52 launched from Kazakhstan with nearly three tons of food, fuel and hardware.
11:01 | 07/27/13

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Attraction of the first umbilical coming up on the 32 mark -- to launch. Fifteen seconds until launch. Engine start has begun launch command has been issued. And lift off. Lift off of the ISS progress 52 cargo craft on an expedited journey of four orbits to the International Space Station. -- general program is initiated all parameters are looking good. First and second stage boosters are reported operating normally. 37 seconds into the flight. -- Soyuz booster in the progress resupply craft parking out to the northeast. One minute into the flight everything looking good. The four strap on boosters Sobel separate. Within the next minute. All reports are good. Progress resupply craft heading. In the fast lane to the International Space Station. All of the -- Soyuz booster. Parameters are operating normally. The Soyuz booster. And the progress 52 cargo craft. Barking out to the northeast in excellent shape. Coming up on the two minute mark. And there's first stage burn out. For stage separation confirmed. At an altitude of 49 kilometers 118 kilometers down range. One point 76 kilometers per second for a velocity. -- -- jettison has been confirmed Paul structural parameters are normal as the -- use. Mr. on the progress 52 cargo craft. Head on the fast track to the International Space Station. The jettisoning of the long -- occurring at an altitude of 84 kilometers. The Soyuz booster now of 165. Kilometers down range. The vehicles reported to be in stable condition all launch parameters are normal according to flight controllers -- the Russian mission control center outside Moscow. Second stage engines on the so use booster operating perfectly. Lift off occurring at. 345. And 8 seconds PM central time. Here is a schematic that shows -- the launch profile for a progress vehicle. And -- view of from a balcony camera at the Russian mission control center outside of Moscow. Now -- four minutes ten seconds into the flight. The role -- and you are all. Reported to be normal. All structural parameters reported to be in great shape from the Russian mission control center in -- off. We should have the shut down and separation of the second stage of the Soyuz booster. In about five seconds or so. And second stage separation has been confirmed. That occurring at an altitude of -- 167. Kilometers. The -- Soyuz booster of the progress resupply craft now 288. Kilometers down range. Speeding toward the International Space Station right now at a rate of almost four kilometers per second. The third stage engines on the still use booster. Are up and running in great shape. According to reports from the Russian mission control center and currently off. Six minutes into the flight of the -- progress 52 resupply craft to the International Space Station. Everything proceeding. By the book no problems encountered so far by the progress or its Soyuz booster. And there is a good view of the open windows on the Coppola. As the International Space Station passes just step beyond -- the East Coast of China. Out over the Pacific Ocean moving from northwest to southeast. Seven and a half minutes into the flight all the structural parameters reported. To be functioning normally. -- -- -- -- -- -- true toward the International Space Station. -- about one minute away from the shutdown of the third stage engines. The third stage separation and the unit. Orbital insertion of the progress resupply vehicle. Paul flight control system parameters reported to be functioning perfectly. In reports being received -- from the Russian mission control center in colonial. Everything to go for a moment an excellent music improve for them and Brooke Burke and you've built to. A continuing. Okay okay. -- you do get a defendant about are equipped -- Flight controllers of the Russian mission control center outside of Moscow -- you're looking at that flight control room in your view him. Our beginning. Two. Look at all of the parameters of the progress spacecraft as it begins its automated journey. Sterling go to the International. Space Station about -- five and a half hours from now. -- -- -- fourteen is here confirming a report or order it can work only before over the Oakland today. The -- Should albeit immediately and though he told you about yesterday. We will -- about it in maybe twenty of them used that it. Corporal Robert there was a lot of them only for -- assumed in the -- today. So we -- we have them. We physically available so as to date look -- -- their first -- fourteenth. So to keep them really. -- -- could have important to a situation where you -- which include educational progress. -- This is mission control Houston. Once again the progress 52 cargo craft filled with -- two point eight tons of supplies for the expedition 36 crew on board the International Space Station. Launched on time at 345 -- 8 seconds PM central time. At that moment the International Space Station was flying over southern Russia near the -- -- Mongolian border the almost nine minute climb to orbit was -- -- -- -- At the time of third stage shut down and separation of the Soyuz booster. The progress. Began know the process of deploying its a solar arrays and all of its navigational antennas. All of that -- went to find no problems encountered whatsoever. And as the International Space Station flies 260. Statute miles over the north west Pacific Ocean. About to begin a northwest to southeast -- swing across the Pacific. How we will wrap up our coverage and let you know that don't going to be returning. In a few hours at 8:45 PM central time. 9:45 PM eastern time with -- docking coverage as -- the 52 progress. A resupply craft. Approaches the International Space Station for an automated linkup to the -- docking compartment. So without will wrap up our launch coverage everything went by the book. The progress 52 resupply craft on route to the International Space Station.

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