Friday 20 October 2017

Russia postpones unmanned delivery flight to International Space Station

File photo of a launch at Baikonur (AP)
File photo of a launch at Baikonur (AP)

The launch of an unmanned Russian cargo ship to the International Space Station has been postponed.

Russia's Mission Control did not immediately give the reason for the postponement of Thursday's launch, which was announced minutes after the designated launch time.

It said the launch is now set for Saturday.

The Progress MS-07 ship, carrying 2.5 metric tons of supplies, was to blast off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan and dock at the station three hours later.

The ship is to deliver water, food and scientific equipment, among other items.

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