April 26th - 15:40 UTC

The hatches between the ISS and Progress M-19M were opened at 15:39 UTC. The crew report no debris, odour or anything else out of normal.

April 26th - 15:20 UTC

MCC Moscow have given a GO to open the hatches between the ISS and Progress after pressure readings held steady.

April 26th - 12:45 UTC

Video of docking is now available at the bottom of this page.

April 26th - 12:40 UTC

The hatches between the two vehicles are due to be opened later today.

April 26th - 12:35 UTC

The hooks between the two vehicles are now closed confirming a hard mate between the two vehicles.

April 26th - 12:35 UTC

The crew reporting they did not hear any noise, the antenna likely has not hit anything. They jokingly also said they were very happy to go outside on a Spacewalk to get a closer look.

April 26th - 12:32 UTC

The hooks and latches have been powered up ahead of hard docking. Everything looking good with the crew not hearing anything unusual.

April 26th - 12:30 UTC

The docking probe is slowly being retracted as crew onboard listen out for any unusual sounds such as grinding.

April 26th - 12:25 UTC

CONTACT & CAPTURE! Progress M-19M has been captured by the docking system on the ISS.

April 26th - 12:25 UTC

The two vehicles are now just 10 meters apart.

April 26th - 12:20 UTC

Progress now just 20 meters away. Cameras on the Station clearly show the undeployed antenna.

April 26th - 12:15 UTC

NASA note this final approach will be much slower to allow teams to confirm all is going well with the automated system, even with the stuck navigational antenna.

April 26th - 12:12 UTC

Progress now beginning final approach to the ISS.

April 26th - 12:03 UTC

Progress now at 300 meters as it begins it's flyaround of the International Space Station.

April 26th - 12:00 UTC

Due to the failure of the KURS antenna to deploy, the Progress will only perform a soft docking initially. The crew will then inspect the vehicle to make sure no damage will occur by performing a hard docking and driving bolts and latches to secure the Progress to the Station.

April 26th - 11:55 UTC

The crew onboard have tested the manual docking system, TORU, and all is working well. Progress continues on it's automated approach, now at 750 meters from the Station.

April 26th - 11:45 UTC

The Progress M-19M is currently 7km away from the International Space Station as it comes ever closer for todays docking, set for 12:27 UTC. The failure of a KURS antenna to separate is not a problem for docking as the backup manual docking system controlled by crew on the ISS can be used if needed.

April 24th - 12:45 UTC

A second attempt to deploy one of the KURS antennas has failed. Further attempts will be made as the Progress comes into contact with Russian ground stations.

April 24th - 11:30 UTC

NASA have confirmed one of the KUR antennas on the Progress failed to deploy. The KURS antennas are used as a navigational aid as the Progress approaches the Station. Russian ground controllers are assessing a possible fix.

April 24th - 10:35 UTC

Video of the launch is now available at the bottom of this page.

April 24th - 10:22 UTC

T+10 Minutes: The antennas and solar arrays have now been deployed successfully.

April 24th - 10:21 UTC

T+9 Minutes: SPACECRAFT SEPARATION. The Progress M-19M has separated from the third stage and is successfully in orbit.

April 24th - 10:21 UTC

T+9 Minutes: The third stage has shut down on time.

April 24th - 10:18 UTC

T+5 Minutes: This final stage of flight will last 4 minutes, at which point the Progress M-19M will separate into orbit and deploy it's solar arrays and antennas.

April 24th - 10:17 UTC

T+5 Minutes: The third stage has ignited, quickly followed by the separation of the second stage.

April 24th - 10:15 UTC

T+2 Minutes: The four strap on boosters have separated on time, the core stage is continuing to burn now as the second stage.

April 24th - 10:12 UTC

T-0: LIFTOFF! A Soyuz-U rocket has lifted off from Baikonur carrying the unmanned Russian resupply ship Progress M-19M to the International Space Station.

April 24th - 10:11 UTC

T-35 Seconds: The vehicle is now on internal power.

April 24th - 10:11 UTC

T-40 Seconds: The propellent feeds to the rocket have been terminated.

April 24th - 10:09 UTC

T-3 Minutes: Everything is going well in the countdown at Baikonur, Weather and range are all green.

April 24th - 10:00 UTC

The Progress today is carrying 3.1 tons of cargo to the International Space Station, including 1,764 pounds of propellent, 48 pounds of oxygen, 57 pounds of air, 927 pounds of water and 3,483 pounds of dry cargo such as supplies and experiments.

April 24th - 09:25 UTC

T-45 Minutes: The two halves of the service structure are now lowering into launch position.

April 24th - 09:00 UTC

It's launch day in Baikonur for the Progress M-19 unmanned resupply vehicle due to head to the International Space Station. The Soyuz-U currently sits at Pad 1/5 at Baikonur with fuelling in progress, skies show some cloud but the sun is managing to break out.

This will be the 141st Progress launch since Progress 1 launched to the Salyut Russian Station in 1978. This will also be the 1801st Soyuz launch since 1957.

April 22nd - 13:30 UTC

Launch of Russia's next cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station is set for April 24th 2013 at 10:12 UTC from Baikonur on a Soyuz-U rocket. The Progress M-19M (Progress 51).

Progress M-19M will revert back to the two day approach to the Station with a docking set to occur April 26th 2013 at 12:27 UTC.

Processing of Progress M-19M continues and wrapped up with the encapsulation into the payload fairing. The entire unit was then moved from the Spacecraft processing facility and integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle. On April 24th the entire Progress and Soyuz-U rocket was rolled out to the launch pad and erected.

Launch will occur at exactly 10:12 UTC, Nearly two minutes into flight the four strap on boosters will fall away and the single center engine will burn for a further nearly three minutes at the second stage. 40 seconds or so after booster separation the payload fairing will separate. At nearly 5 minutes into flight the third stage will ignite, quickly followed by separation of the second stage, The third stage will burn for 4 minutes. On completion of the third stage burn the Progress M-19M will separation, deploy it's solar arrays and antennas and begin checkout ahead of a planned series of burns to bring it to the orbiting complex of the International Space Station.