May 23, 2018, 21:43

Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches Progress Spacecraft to ISS (VIDEO)

Russian Soyuz Rocket Launches Progress Spacecraft to ISS (VIDEO)

The spacecraft was set to reach the ISS under the new scheme in around three hours after circling the Earth only twice.

Russian Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft has been successfully launched.

On February 11, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket failed to blast off on the appointed time after its engines turned off automatically. The launch was subsequently rescheduled for the reserve date. The spacecraft was set to reach the ISS under the new scheme in around three hours after circling the Earth only twice.

For decades, spaceships with crew and cargo typically flew for about 50 hours before reaching the ISS. In 2013, Russia introduced a six-hour route to the ISS, involving four orbits.

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