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    A Russian Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft lifted off on Thursday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

    Russia Launches Soyuz-U Rocket With Progress Space Freighter to ISS

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    A Russian Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft lifted off on Thursday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "The launch of the Soyuz-U rocket with progress M-29M was carried out on schedule," a spokesman for the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

    "The Progress mission will be conducted under the so-called 'short' six-hour scheme," the official said, adding that the docking of the Progress spacecraft and the ISS is expected at 01.40 am Moscow time on Friday [22:40GMT on Thursday].

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