Russian rocket with space freighter launched from Baikonur space centre

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Russian rocket with space freighter
Moscow, Oct 29: Russia launched Soyuz-2.1a rocket with space freighter Progress M-25M from Baikonur space centre on Wednesday, Russian space agency Roscosmos told TASS.

"The launch was made at 10.10 a.m. Moscow time on Wednesday. All pre-launch operations and the launch of the space freighter by a new rocket were conducted as scheduled," the space agency said.

Progress was blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) by a Soyuz-2.1a rocket for the first time. Soyuz-U rockets have earlier taken space freighters into the outer space.

IANS

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