Russia launches cargo ship to space station – News Vibe24

    Russia launches cargo ship to space station - Times of India
    MOSCOW: Russia successfully launched an unmanned space truck Wednesday to transport supplies to the International Space Station from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan.
    The Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress spacecraft launched at 02:27 a.m. Moscow time (2327 GMT) from the steppes of Kazakhstan and reached the orbit of its target, the space agency Roscosmos said in a statement.
    The connection to the ISS is scheduled to take place on Friday at 0402 a.m. Moscow time (0102 GMT) and will be automatic.
    The Progress MS-17 carries over 470 kg of fuel, 420 liters of water and various other supplies.
    The Russian space program is known for sending the first man into space in 1961 and launching the first satellite, Sputnik 1, four years earlier, and its achievements remain a major source of national pride.
    However, over the past decade, the country has suffered a series of setbacks, losing mostly expensive satellites and Progress supply ships.


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