Moscow, Russia (RIA Novosti) Nov 11, 2009
Russia launched a Progress M-MIM2 cargo ship from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, the Mission Control Center outside Moscow said.
The MIM-2 scientific module, the fourth module that Russia has launched, will be used in experiments on the International Space Station (ISS).
Local TV showed a Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the spaceship atop blasted off at 05:22 p.m. Moscow time (1422 GMT) from the Baikonur launch pad, which Russia leases from Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft separated from the booster rocket about nine minutes after the launch and began an autonomous flight, according to the Mission Control.
The freighter, which is also to deliver some 850 kg of food, water, oxygen and equipment for the crew members on board the ISS, is expected to dock with the ISS in two days.
Source: RIA Novosti
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