Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Oct 31, 2012
A Russian Soyuz-U booster carrying an unmanned cargo spacecraft Progress atop rises on a launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on October 29. A Russian Progress cargo vessel successfully docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday after its launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, mission control said.

A Russian Progress cargo vessel successfully docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday after its launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, mission control said.

The Progress docked automatically at 1334 GMT with the ISS after it had earlier blasted off on a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 0741 GMT, mission control said.

It is carrying more than 2.5 tonnes of supplies for the multinational crew of the ISS including water, food, fuel, technical equipment and even presents for the astronauts on board.

A faulty Progress launch last year that sent the capsule plunging back into Siberia was one of the worst mishaps in recent years for the Russian space programme and resulted in a temporary suspension of launches.

Explore further: Holiday lights on the Sun: SDO imagery of a significant solar flare

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Russian rocket docks with space station

Dec 17, 2010

A Russian Soyuz space rocket carrying three astronauts on Friday docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's mission control said.

Russia tests faster space docking route

Aug 02, 2012

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked with the International Space Station (ISS) in a record time, officials said Thursday, taking just under six hours from launch to complete the journey.

Russian cargo vessel takes off for space station

Jan 26, 2012

The Russian cargo ship Progress M-14M was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Thursday, bringing water and fuel to the International Space Station, the mission control centre said.

Russian cargo craft docks at space station

Nov 02, 2011

A Russian supply ship docked safely at the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing the first mission since the loss of a similar vessel raised questions about its space programme.

Recommended for you

Scientists 'map' water vapor in Martian atmosphere

6 hours ago

Russian scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), together with their French and American colleagues, have ...

Water fleas prepared for trip to space

10 hours ago

Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.

The worst trip around the world

11 hours ago

As you celebrate the end of the year in the warmth of your home, spare a thought for the organisms riding with a third-class ticket on the International Space Station – bolted to the outside with no protection ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.