Russian Progress 88 freighter docks at ISS with tons of fresh supplies

A robotic Russian cargo ship docked at the International Space Station on Saturday morning (June 1) to deliver tons of fresh supplies, just hours before the planned launch of a Boeing Starliner spacecraft that will carry two astronauts to the station. for the first time.

The Roscosmos Progress 88 freighter docked with the orbital laboratory’s Poisk module on Saturday at 7:43 a.m. EDT (1143 GMT) in a smooth automated docking as the two spacecraft cruised high above southern Russia. The orbital encounter occurred two days after the cargo ship launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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