Unmanned Russian Progress docks with ISS

Anton and Oleg monitor the approach of Progress 47P (Credit: ESA/NASA)

Anton and Oleg monitor the approach of Progress 47P (Credit: ESA/NASA)

The unmanned Russian Progress 47P spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at 16:39 CEST (14:39 UT) yesterday afternoon. Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday 19 April, the Progress delivers supplies such as food, clothes, water and fuel to the ISS crew.

The docking was monitored from the Russian Zvezda module by Expedition 30 crewmembers Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Kononenko. ESA astronaut André Kuipers sent a photo (right) showing his crewmates monitoring the spacecraft during its approach - the Progress can be seen through the window towards the bottom of the image.

A replay of the docking via NASA TV:

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