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    Progress MS-11 Spacecraft Launched to Reach ISS in Record Time (VIDEO)

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    Russia's Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft reached the International Space Station (ISS) in record three hours and 22 minutes after launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the Mission Control Center outside Moscow.

    The resupply mission was carried out on a two-orbit, super fast-track rendezvous profile with the orbital outpost.

    Usually, the Russian space freighters use a standard two-day or short six-hour rendezvous profiles to reach the ISS.

    The launch was initially scheduled for 28 March, however, it had to be postponed for a week. Now the spacecraft is expected to break a record by carrying the cargo to the ISS in just three hours.


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