Russian Progress 74 Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station in Back-to-Back Arrivals

Space.com | 12/9/2019 | Tariq Malik
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A robotic Progress cargo ship docked at the International Space Station early Monday (Dec. 9), just one day after the arrival of a U.S. Dragon supply ship built by SpaceX.

The Russian-built Progress 74 spacecraft linked up with the space station's Pirs docking compartment at 5:35 a.m. EST (1035 GMT) to deliver 2.7 tons of fresh supplies for the outpost's six-person Expedition 61 crew. The two spacecraft were sailing 260 miles (418 kilometers) above the Yellow Sea, east of Shanghai, when they docked, NASA officials said.

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Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortskov and Oleg Skripochka, both of Roscosmos, watched over Progress 74's flawless automated docking today. The cargo ship launched toward the station Friday (Dec. 6) on a Soyuz rocket that lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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