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Russia launches Progress spacecraft

Posted on Feb 06 2014 | IBNS

Moscow, Feb 5 : Russia on Wednesday successfully launched a cargo spacecraft into the space.

Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Soyuz-U rocket, carrying the "Progress M-22M" cargo vehicle, blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Wednesday at around 8.23 pm Moscow time.

At 20.32 MSK The space truck cleanly separated from the third stage rocket orbiting artificial satellite at 8.32 pm Moscow time.

"TGC 'Progress M-22M' to deliver to the International Space Station (ISS), about 2.5 tons of cargo, including oxygen, fuel, equipment for scientific experiments, medical care facilities, as well as containers with food and water, parcels for the crew," Roscosmos said in a statement.

It said, "Docking TGC 'Progress M-22M' to the ISS is scheduled for 02.26 MSK February 6."

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