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Image above: The ISS Progress 32 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Credit: Roscosmos
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A new Progress cargo carrier launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 12:49 a.m. EST. Less than nine minutes later, the ISS Progress 32 reached its preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas.
It replaces the trash-filled Progress 31, which was undocked from the Pirs Docking Compartment on Feb. 5 and sent into a destructive re-entry.