A Progress 2.1a rocket was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome near Tyuratam in Kazakhstan at 1101 GMT on 4 April. Aboard was the Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft which followed a “very fast” approach set of manoeuvres ahead of its docking with the International Space Station (ISS).   At 1422 GMT – only three hours 22 minutes after lift-off – the spacecraft docked with the Pirs module of ISS.

Progress MS-11 is launched on Soyuz 2-1a for its super-fast approach to the International Space Station. Courtesy: RSC Energia