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Photo Report: Progress M-53 Launched From Baikonur Cosmodrome

By SpaceRef Editor
June 17, 2005
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In accordance with Russian commitments under the International Space Station Project, an Integrated Launch Vehicle Soyuz-U/Progress M-53 was launched from Baikonur launch site at 03:09:33 Moscow Time.

The objective of the launch was to deliver, by means of Progress M-53 logistics spacecraft, cargoes to the space station that are needed for continuing its operation in manned mode, crew life support, and replenishing propellant tanks of the propulsion system.

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