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Progress cargo ship to undock from ISS June 30

RIA Novosti

14:3724/06/2009 MOSCOW, June 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's unmanned Progress M-02M cargo spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on June 30 and later be dropped into the Pacific, mission control said on Wednesday.

The modified version of the standard Progress craft docked on May 13, bringing 2.5 tons of supplies to the orbiter, including food, water, scientific equipment and messages for the three-member crew.

It took the spacecraft five days instead of the usual two to reach the ISS, as the freighter underwent a number of flight tests en route to the orbital station.

The freighter, equipped with an on-board digital control system, replaced the analog-controlled Progress spacecraft.

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