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    Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft Successfully Docks With ISS

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    Russian Progress MS-05 space freighter docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Russia's Mission Control Center.

    KOROLYOV (Sputnik) — The Progress MS-05 has delivered about 2.5 metric tons of various cargos to the ISS, including scientific equipment, fuel, water, food supplies and medicines for the crew.

    "There is a mechanical capture," a commentator at the center said.

    The Progress MS-05 spacecraft was launched on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It was the final flight of a Soyuz-U carrier rocket that has been in use since 1973.

    This is the first successful cargo delivery after the Progress MS-04 space freighter burned up in the atmosphere in December 2016, as a result of a faulty launch on board a Soyuz-U carrier rocket.



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