Russia successfully launched the Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft on a Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle at 1426 GMT on 23 July from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft is on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The approach of the Progress craft appeared to go satisfactorily until the latter stages of the operation when the new automatic Kurs-NA system appeared to temporarily malfunction. Nevertheless, the docking was then successfully achieved at 1745 GMT on 23 July.
Phil Hylands contributed to this story.