Russia’s Progress 55 resupply craft reached the International Space Station (ISS) late April 9, delivering nearly 3 tons of propellant, crew supplies and research gear, following an expedited, four-orbit, 6-hr. launch-to-docking transit. The unpiloted space freighter linked to the ISS Russian segment Pirs docking compartment at 5:14 p.m. EDT, without suffering the issues that disrupted a similar “fast-track” launch of the Soyuz TMA-12M with three new Russian and American ...

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