Watch live Thursday: Russia launching Progress 76 cargo ship to space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch an uncrewed cargo ship to the International Space Station on Thursday (July 29) and you’ll be able to watch it live here, courtesy of NASA TV.


The robotic Progress 76 supply ship will launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan at 10:26 a.m. EDT (1426 GMT), with NASA’s webcast to begin at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). It will be 7:26 p.m. local time at the launch site at liftoff time.
Progress 76 is carrying about three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the space station’s current Expedition 63 crew. The spacecraft is expected to take just over three hours to reach the space station, docking at 1:46 p.m. EDT (1747 GMT). NASA’s docking coverage will begin at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 23.
The uncrewed Russian Progress 76 is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket at 10:26 a.m. (7:26 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Rendezvous and docking coverage will begin at 1 p.m., with the Progress spacecraft expected to automatically link up to the Pirs docking compartment on the station’s Russian segment at 1:47 p.m.
Progress 76 will remain docked at the station for more than four months, departing in December for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.
For almost 20 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth. As a global endeavor, 240 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 3,000 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries.
Learn more about the International Space Station activities online, and by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter, as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.
UPDATE for 10 am ET: SpaceX has called off today’s planned launch of 57 Starlink satellites and two BlackSky Global satellites in order to perform extra rocket checks. You can read our full story here.
SpaceX will launch its tenth batch of Starlink internet satellites Saturday (July 11) and you’ll be able to watch it live here.


A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the Starlink mission at 10:54 a.m. EDT (1454 GMT), after a weather delay as well as an earlier delay to allow more checks with its Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is carrying 57 Starlink satellites and two BlackSky Global Earth-observing satellites under a rideshare agreement with Spaceflight Inc.


The first-stage booster for this flight is making its fourth trip to space. It was used to launch SpaceX’s uncrewed Demo-1 Crew Dragon mission in 2019, three Radarsat satellites for Canada and another Starlink mission earlier this year. The booster is expected to land on SpaceX’s drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You” in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after liftoff.
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SpaceX is targeting Saturday, July 11 at 10:54 a.m. EDT, 14:54 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission, which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky, a Spaceflight customer. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission to the International Space Station, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and the fourth and seventh Starlink missions. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
You can watch the launch webcast here, starting about 15 minutes before liftoff. If you would like to receive updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area, please visit starlink.com.
The BlackSky Global spacecraft will deploy sequentially beginning 1 hour and 1 minute after liftoff, and the Star…
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