Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches With Progress 44 Cargo Ship
A Russian Soyuz rocket launches the unmanned Progress 44 cargo ship, known in Russia as Progress M-12M, from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Aug. 24, 2011 to deliver fresh supplies to the International Space Station. The rocket and spacecraft crashed in eastern Russian just over five minutes after liftoff.
Progress M-12M Cargo Vehicle Payload Shroud Roll On
At Baikonur launch site, the Progress M-12M cargo vehicle has its payload shroud rolled on.
Soyuz-U Failed Mission Begins
A Soyuz-U launch vehicle (LV) carrying an unmanned supply spacecraft Progress M-12M was launched from the Baikonur launch site at scheduled time on August 24, 2011. Unfortunately, the rocket did not achieve the target orbit.
Soyuz-U Rocket on the Launch Pad With Spectators
People surround the Soyuz-U launch vehicle on the launch pad, as the rocket prepares to launch the Progress M12-M cargo vehicle.
Russia's Progress Cargo Spacecraft
An infographic profile of the Progress cargo ship used to service the International Space Station.
Progress 44 Spacecraft Being Assembled
The Progress 44 spacecraft being assembled. All three of its modules are visible.
Soyuz-U Rolls Out at Sunrise
The Soyuz-U launch vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad carrying the Progress M-12M unmanned cargo vehicle.
Soyuz-U Launch Vehicle Rear View
Soyuz-U launch vehicle carrying Progress M12-M cargo vehicle was rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad, here seen from the rear.
Sunlight on the Soyuz-U Launch Vehicle at the Launch Pad
Soyuz-U launch vehicle gleams in the sun as it rolled out from the integration building to the launch pad, carrying the Progress M12-M cargo vehicle.
Progress M-12M Cargo Vehicle on Launch Pad
At the Baikonur launch site, the Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Progress M-12M transport vehicle is installed on the launch pad.
Soyuz-U Progress M-12M Launch
At Baikonur launch site, the Progress M-12M cargo vehicle launches on August 24, 2011, towards the International Space Station. However, it failed to reach its destination.