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Russia scrubs cargo ship launch to space station

AP  |  Moscow 

has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the

Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the in appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff.

There was no immediate information on the reason for the decision not to launch. It was unclear when a new launch attempt could occur.

The Russian carry fuel, and other supplies to the ISS. This one was to have attempted a new fast route to the station, docking 3.5 hours after launch after just two Earth orbits.

There are currently five astronauts aboard the ISS two Russians, two Americans and one from

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 16:05 IST