KOROLEV, October 18 (RIA Novosti) - The Progress-M03M space freighter docked with the International Space Station in an automatic mode on Sunday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the Mission Control Center.
"The space freighter docked with the ISS without trouble in an automatic mode," a Mission Control source said.
The space freighter, the third of Russia's new generation of digitally controlled Progress craft, delivered over 2.5 metric tons of cargo to the six-person ISS crew, including food and water supplies, fuel and scientific equipment.
Progress-series freighters have been the backbone of the Russian space cargo fleet for decades. In addition to their main mission as cargo spacecraft, they are used to adjust the ISS orbit and conduct scientific experiments.
Russia "buried" its last analog space freighter, the Progress M-67, in the southern Pacific on September 27.
The two previous digital Progress freighters, M-01M and M-02M, successfully carried out their supply missions to the ISS.