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After a last minute scrub earlier this week, the Russians this morning successfully used their Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress freighter into orbit, bringing supplies to ISS.
It will take the freighter two days to rendezvous with ISS.
This launch extends the Russian leader over SpaceX for the most launches in 2017 to 17-15.