From the Baikonur cosmodrome, the Progress M-28M transport cargo ship went to the ISS. Permanent flights to supply the ISS with everything necessary, 4 "Progress" per year, began in August 2000. Over 60 starts have taken place in 15 years, of which only 2 failed.
The current Progress was launched a month earlier than planned, so as not to jeopardize the work of the ISS crew after an unsuccessful launch in April.
Interview about the launch of Progress: Deputy Head of the operational department of TsENKI Yuri Chichikalo, cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri, Sergey Krikalev, Roman Romanenko.
Kaleri A.Yu. - Russian cosmonaut, hero of the Russian Federation. Krikalev S.K. - aviation athlete, cosmonaut, development engineer, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K.E.Tsiolkovsky. Romanenko R.Yu. - pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation, public and political figure. Ryazansky S.N. -- cosmonaut, test cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. S. Furukawa is a Japanese surgeon, astronaut of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).