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Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1a Carrier Rocket With Progress M-25M from Baikonur Space Center

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:21 am via: RIA Novosti
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MOSCOW – Russia has launched a Progress M-25M on a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesman for the Central Command said Wednesday.

β€œThe Progress M-25M will dock with the International Space Station at 4:09 p.m. Moscow time [13:09 GMT] on the Pirs dock on the Russian segment of the ISS,” the spokesman said.

The Progress is carrying fuel, air, oxygen, food, and equipment for scientific experiments, as well as letters for the US and Russian crews.

The Progress cargo vessel, carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), has successfully detached from the Soyuz carrier rocket and is currently heading for the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesman from the Central Command told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

“The cargo ship has detached from the carrier vessel,” the spokesman said.

This is the first time the Progress has been launched from a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket. Cargo vessels have previously been launched from Soyuz-U-PVB.

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