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Russian space freighter to dock with ISS as scheduled - Mission Control

RIA Novosti

01:28 02/07/2010

MOSCOW, July 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russian cargo spacecraft Progress M-06M will dock with the International Space Station as scheduled on Friday night, a spokesman for the Russian Mission Control said.

"The docking of the spacecraft with the port of the Russian Zvezda module is scheduled for July 2 at 20:58 Moscow time [16:58 GMT]," the spokesman said.

The Progress M-06M was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz-U booster rocket on Wednesday night.

The space freighter will deliver fuel, oxygen, scientific equipment and video and photo equipment to the ISS, as well as food, water and personal items for the crew.

In early June, Russia's Mission Control readjusted the ISS orbit, raising it by 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) to ensure the best conditions for the docking of the Soyuz TMA-19 manned spacecraft and the Progress M-06M.

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