Progress to the ISS, and Ariane flying for Argentina and Australia

First off, an alliterative rocket launch — Ariane ascends with Argentina and Australia!  An Ariane V blasted off from Kourou, French Guiana yesterday, bearing aloft an Australian broadband satellite and Argentina’s second ever commsat.  Ariane V has a long history of dual launches to geosynchronous orbit, and completed the mission flawlessly.

Then today, Progress M-29M blasted off aboard a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan:

It has since arrived at the International Space Station, and will be unloaded by the crews over the coming weeks, then packed with trash before it is allowed to leave the station.

Apologies for the short post today and the lack of a post yesterday, but I’m working on something special for tomorrow.  😉


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