Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16 (12:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Baikonur time), to resupply theInternational Space Station.
The launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 71 and docking to the space station will air live on NASA Television and the agencyswebsitebeginning at 1 p.m.
The spacecraft is set to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module on the Russian segment at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 1:45 p.m.
Progress 71 will remain docked at the station for more than four months before departing in March for its deorbit into Earths atmosphere.