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Russian cargo craft 'Progress 67' successfully docks with International Space Station!

17 June 2017

With today's arrival of a Russian Progress cargo ship, the International Space Station now has three robotic spaceships and a Soyuz lifeboat parked at its ports.

The crew will start unloading the cargo vehicle after checking the airlock and equalising the pressure inside the spacecraft and ISS.

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The Progress MS-06 supply ship lifted off Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz-2.1a launcher, reaching orbit less than nine minutes after blastoff.

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Progress 67 will remain docked at the station for nearly six months before departing in December for its deorbit into the Earth's atmosphere. After that it will be dumped in the Pacific Ocean.

The ISS now has a crew of three - Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA's Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer.

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Russian cargo craft 'Progress 67' successfully docks with International Space Station!