Late last week a Russian Progress resupply ship lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of that resupply ship went off without a hitch, and the resulting two-day flight to the ISS was smooth and issue free. The supply ship has now successfully docked with the ISS.
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The docking procedure was fully automated with the ship’s computer guiding it to the rendezvous with the space station. The computer aboard the Progress vessel was able to fire thrusters when needed to dock with the ISS Zvezda module using radar guidance…
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