Russian cargo ship ‘under control’ official says

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A cargo vessel which failed to dock with the International Space Station is under control, a Russian space agency official has said.

Mission controllers are still trying to establish what went wrong with the docking system on the ship.

The spaceship was carrying food, fuel and other supplies, but the station is still currently well stocked.

There will not be another attempt to dock the delivery vehicle before Sunday, officials said.

There had been a failure of radio contact needed to complete the docking, according to the US space agency Nasa.

But Russian space agency deputy head Vitaly Davydov later said the ship, called Progress, was not out of control.

“The Progress ship and the international space station are in working order and reliable communication with them is being maintained,” Mr Davydov told Russian television.

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