Friday, October 02, 2015

Progress M-29M cargo spacecraft docks with space station

The Progress M-29M space freighter has docked with the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) said on Friday.

"The docking has been automatic," Roscosmos said.

The spacecraft was launched on October 1 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Progress cargo ship will bring 2.3 tons of cargos to the ISS, the agency said.

Thursday’s launch iwas the last one for the Progress M-M series, to be replaced by the Progress MS cargo ships with the next mission due on November 21.

The Progress space freighter is expected to undock from the ISS on December 9.

The spacecraft has delivered to the space station fuel, air, equipment and also other supplies for the cosmonauts and astronauts, including over 17 kilograms of fruits and vegetables, ketchup, juice, sauce, chocolate sweets, jam and peanuts.

The current crew of the ISS comprises Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko, Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Volkov, US Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui.


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