Russia launches new cargo ship to the International Space Station

Russia launched a new robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station early Friday (June 3) in the country’s first resupply mission to the orbiting lab since it invaded Ukraine earlier this year.

The uncrewed Progress 81 freighter launched into clear, blue skies this afternoon atop a Russian-made Soyuz rocket at 5:32 a.m. EDT (0932 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where the local time was 2:32 p.m.

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