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    Russia’s ‘Progress-M28M’ Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Docks With ISS

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    The Progress spacecraft brought some 2,400 kilograms (5,300 pounds) of cargo, including fuel, air, food and scientific equipment for the ISS crew.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Progress-M28M cargo spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Mission Control said Sunday.

    “Successful docking of Progress M-28M,” Roscosmos said on Twitter.

    The Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Russian Progress-M28M cargo spacecraft was launched at 07:55 Moscow time (04:55 GMT) on Friday from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.

    The Progress spacecraft brought some 2,400 kilograms (5,300 pounds) of cargo, including fuel, air, food and scientific equipment for the ISS crew, which currently consists of Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, who is the commander, and Mikhail Kornienko, as well as NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

    Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko controlled the docking process.

    The successful delivery of cargo by the Russian Progress spacecraft comes a week after the failed launch of the American SpaceX CRS-7 Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship with supplies for the ISS.

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the space vessel exploded due to an overpressure in the liquid oxygen tank.


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