HOUSTON — Russia’s 53 Progress spacecraft, which successfully demonstrated an upgrade to the freighter’s automating docking system in late April, departed the International Space Station on June 9, clearing a docking port for the final cargo delivery in the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle series. Progress 53, launched on Nov. 25, left the Russian segment Zvezda module at 9:29 a.m. EDT. ESA’s fifth ATV, named for the Belgian scientist Georges ...


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