The Progress craft that left Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
Docking occurred at 00:09 GMT/UTC on Saturday 28th January (19:06 EST Friday 27th January) approximately 250 statue miles above the Earth over the north east coast of Brazil.
The Progress craft conducted a fly-around of the ISS, before docking. After docking a period of “station keeping” was undertaken where all systems are checked to ensure correct operation. During this station keeping phase, the ISS and Progress craft maintain a safe distance between the 2 vehicles of around 200 metres.
Over the next few hours, various leak tests will be conducted to ensure a successful docking, before any personnel are allowed onto the Progress vehicle.
For more information about this resupply mission, about the launch and what the cargo manifest is, see following stories: