|Progress M-11M launch.
On June 21, 2011 at 14:38 UTC the Russian Progress M-11M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of cargoes, including oxygen, water, food (including green apples, lemons, oranges, onions and garlic) to the International Space Station.
The Progress M-11M is to dock with the ISS on June 23 at 16:37 UTC.
|China launched a communications satellite.
On June 20, 2011 at 16:13 UTC the Long March 3BE rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang launching base (Cosmodrome) in southwestern China's Sichuan province. The rocket orbited the Chinasat 10 television broadcasting and broadband communications satellite.
The satellite will provide communications, broadcasting, data transmission, digital broadband multimedia system and media streaming services across China and neighboring countries. This launch was the second Chinese space mission of 2011.
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|ATV-2 undocked from the ISS.
n June 20, 2011 the European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-2), christened Johannes Kepler after the German astronomer and mathematician, separated from the International Space Station at 14:46 UTC. One minute later, after backing away from the station's Zvezda service module, the ATV fired thrusters to accelerate its departure.
The spacecraft is carrying more than 2,600 pounds of trash for the re-entry. Almost all the spacecraft will burn up in the atmosphere, but the hardiest components could survive to impact the Pacific Ocean.