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News Brief: A robotic Russian Progress cargo craft today was sent on a ‘fast-track’ trajectory that got it to the International Space Station in less time than it takes to drive from Seattle to Spokane. Liftoff of the Progress’ Soyuz rocket from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan came at 2:51 p.m. PT. The Progress and its payload, consisting of nearly three tons’ worth of food, fuel and supplies, arrived at the orbital outpost at 6:31 p.m. PT. The fastest-ever cargo run took less than four hours, rather than the usual two days, due to a carefully planned, time-saving, two-orbit trajectory that Russia wants to use for crewed as well as uncrewed flights.

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Russian Cargo Ship Sets New Record for Fastest Trip to Space Station

A Russian cargo spacecraft set a record tonight (July 9), arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) less than 4 hours after lifting off.

The robotic Progress 70 freighter, which is packed with nearly 3 tons of food, fuel and other supplies, docked with the station at 9:31 p.m. EDT (0131 GMT on July 10) after completing a mere two orbits of Earth. The vehicle had launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. EDT (2151 GMT).

The quickest previous trips to the ISS, pulled off by Progress freighters and crew-carrying Russian Soyuz spacecraft, had taken about 6 hours and required four orbits of our planet.

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Progress MS-09 Space Freighter Sets Record Reaching ISS in Less Than Four Hours

KOROLEV (Moscow region) (Sputnik) – Progress MS-09 space freighter has managed to implement an ultra-quick scheme for reaching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS), which took less than four hours, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the Mission Control Center of the Roscosmos state space corporation.

Earlier on Tuesday the Russian Roscosmos state space corporation said in a statement that the Progress MS-09 space freighter would become the fastest spacecraft in the history of the International Space Station (ISS) and will reach it in a record time of less than four hours.

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Science: Russia Is Launching Its Fastest Cargo Ship to the Space Station Today: Watch Live!

Update: Roscosmos’successfully launched the Progress 70 cargo ship on the fastest trip yet to the International Space Station. Less than 4 hours after launch’the spacecraft docked at the orbiting lab, a first.

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos will launch a fresh cargo ship on a swift flight to the International Space Station today (July 9) and you can watch it live online. The mission will set a new speed record for space station trips: It’s supposed to take less than 4 hours, NASA says.

A Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch the uncrewed Progress 70 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. EDT (2151 GMT) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies for the space station’s crew. NASA’s launch webcast will begin at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) and’you can watch it live here, courtesy of NASA TV.’

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The Nushagak District Harvest was 880,000 as of July 8 for a total harvest of 14.1 million fish so far. In Egegik the harvest on July 8 was 59,000 fish. Through July 8, that district’s cumulative harvest was 1.7 million fish.

The Ugashik district saw 411,000 fish caught to date through July 8, and ADF&G officials said the fishery is not suitable at the moment for more commercial fishing.


While Copper River saw one of its worst commercial fishing seasons in half a century, Bristol Bay so far is setting records for some of the best catches ever, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

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This Jan. 30, 2018 photo provided by the German Aerospace Center shows the “Cimon” (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) robot during a communications test at the ESA European Astronaut Center in Cologne-Porz, Germany. The round, artificial intelligence robot is part of SpaceX’s latest delivery to the International Space Station. Liftoff is set for early Friday, June 29, 2018, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. In the background from left are project leaders Christian Karrasch, Till Eisenberg and Christoph Kossl. (T. Bourry/ESA/DLR via AP)

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