Russian cargo ship fails to dock at ISS: NASA.
"The re-docking of the Russian ISS Progress 47 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has been postponed due to an apparent failure in the new Kurs-NA rendezvous system," NASA said in a statement on its website.
A spokesman for the Russian Mission Control Centre confirmed to AFP that the the cargo ship known as Progress M-15M had failed to dock, without providing further details.
NASA said the cargo ship was now at a safe distance from the ISS and the next docking attempt could occur Saturday or Sunday.
"Progress 47 flew approximately 1.8 miles below the station to a safe distance away from the orbiting outpost, where it will remain until another attempt is made to re-rendezvous with the space station," NASA said.
The vehicle had undocked from the station on Sunday to perform tests to faciliate future dockings of cargo ships to the space station.
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