[FPSPACE] Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft lost.

Michael K. Heney mike at heney.net
Fri Dec 2 09:05:10 EST 2016

Progress MS-04 refers to the vehicle.  Progress 65 (flight 65P) is the  
ISS mission number.
It's like airplanes - you have a tail number, and a flight number.   
Both are valid in
general.  There may be contexts where using one makes more sense - but  
there is no
"one true name" for the flight ....

Quoting LARRY KLAES <ljk4 at msn.com>:

> http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/roscosmos/lost-progress-ms-04-cargo-craft-fails-reach-orbit/
> [http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/15289085_1348717041857977_6489602451682217532_o-1.png]<http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/roscosmos/lost-progress-ms-04-cargo-craft-fails-reach-orbit/>
> Lost: Progress MS-04 cargo craft fails to reach  
> orbit<http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/roscosmos/lost-progress-ms-04-cargo-craft-fails-reach-orbit/>
> www.spaceflightinsider.com
> Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, reported it lost the Progress  
> MS-04 spacecraft that was delivering cargo to the International  
> Space Station.
> Why did Mission Control refer to it as Progress 65?
> Sent from Outlook<http://aka.ms/weboutlook>

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