From the Baikonur cosmodrome launched the last rocket record "SOYUZ-U"

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2017-02-22 09:30:05

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At nine o'clock in the morning Moscow time from the launch pad N1 was launched booster "SOYUZ-U", which successfully put into orbit transport truck "Progress MS-05". Released into orbit cargo ship carries on Board about 2.5 tons of payload, which includes fuel, water, food, oxygen, and parcels for the cosmonauts working on the ISS. The truck dock with the International space station to be held February 24 at 11:34 Moscow time.

The Press service of GK «Roskosmos» reports that the rendezvous and docking of the truck with the station you plan to spend in the automatic mode, the process is under control of specialists mission control Center and astronauts of the ISS Russian segment.

Today's launch was the last for the rocket "SOYUZ-U". To fly these missiles began in the early 70-ies of the last century. During the entire period of its use took place 789 runs, while accidents with her participation happened only 22. So the carrier rocket "SOYUZ-U" has broken the previous record set two-stage light rocket "Kosmos-3M", which account by the end of the operation means 440 starts.

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