Video: Russian Cargo Ship Sets Sail for the International Space Station

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Video: Russian Cargo Ship Sets Sail for the International Space Station

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 62 cargo ship launched at 3:44 a.m. Eastern time (2:44 p.m. Baikonur time) on Dec. 21 on a two-day journey to reach the International Space Station.

Loaded with 2.8 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 46 crew, the Progress reached orbit less than nine minutes after launch for a two-day rendezvous deliberately planned to test upgraded software and telemetry systems. Docking to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the station is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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