Russian Cargo Ship Launches for a Rendezvous With the International Space Station

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Russian Cargo Ship Launches for a Rendezvous With the International Space Station.

The unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 61 resupply ship launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 1 on a four-orbit, six-hour journey to deliver more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six Expedition 45 residents aboard the International Space Station.

The cargo craft is scheduled to automatically link up to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module where it will remain for just over two months.

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