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Russia sends cargo spaceship to ISS

world Updated: Sep 11, 2008 10:08 IST
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A Russian spaceship, carrying tonnes of food, water and fuel was on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, Itar-Tass news agency reported.


The Progress M-65 spaceship took off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan at 11.50 pm(1950 GMT on Wednesday, the report said.

The unmanned spaceship will deliver two tonnes of food, water, fuel and equipment, to the ISS.

The spaceship is to dock at the ISS Sep 13, the report said.

The ISS's orbit was adjusted Aug 13 to prepare for the docking of the cargo module.

Another Russian mission to the ISS, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, is scheduled Oct 12.