Russia’s Progress MS-03 cargo crafted rode a Soyuz rocket into orbit Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, beginning a two-day pursuit of the International Space Station.
The kerosene-fueled booster lifted off at 2141 GMT (5:41 p.m. EDT) Saturday, or 3:41 a.m. local time Sunday at Baikonur. The automated rendezvous ended with an on-target linkup with the space station’s Pirs module at 0020 GMT Tuesday (8:20 p.m. EDT).
The spaceship carried about 5,300 pounds — 2.4 metric tons — of cargo, fuel and water to the space station.
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