Spacecraft racing to ISS

2012-08-02 08:25
An unmanned Russian spacecraft is to make record time on a flight to the International Space Station. (AP)

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is to make record time on a flight to the International Space Station. (AP)

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Moscow - An unmanned Russian spacecraft is to make record time on a flight to the International Space Station, making the trip in a planned six hours instead of the usual two days.

The Progress M16-M spacecraft launched late on Wednesday from Baikonur, Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz-U rocket, space agency Roscosmos said. It is bringing 2.6 tons of supplies to the orbiting ISS.

A new docking manoeuvre will see the ship reach the ISS after just a few orbits around the Earth and will make it the first craft to attempt a docking the same day as its launch.

If successful, the move could also be used to carry manned Soyuz capsules more quickly to the ISS some 350km above the Earth.

The freight capsule will bring fuel, oxygen, food and scientific equipment to the crew of three Russian cosmonauts, two US astronauts and a Japanese astronaut.
- SAPA

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