Launch alert: At 2:45 a.m. EDT/6:45 UTC, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 43 crew aboard the International Space Station.
Launch of ISS Progress 59 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is planned for 3:09 a.m. (7:09 UTC, 1:09 p.m. local time in Baikonur).
Watch the launch live on NASA TV or at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
Following a four-orbit, six-hour trip, Progress 59 is scheduled to arrive at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station at 9:07 a.m./13:10 UTC. It will remain docked to the station for about three months.
The Expedition 43 crew will monitor key events during Progress 59's automated rendezvous and docking.