Tuesday, 13 February, from the Baikonur cosmodrome launched rocket «Soyuz-2.1 a» with the cargo ship «Progress MS-08». From the mission control Center reported that shortly after the launch of the cargo spacecraft successfully separated from the third stage of the rocket, RIA Novosti reported.
Docking with the International space station is scheduled for February 15.
Rocket «Soyuz-2.1 a» was planning to launch on 11 February and in the course of the flight spacecraft to the ISS for the first time in history to fulfill the new cropped double scheme of rendezvous and docking with the station for 3.5 hours. However, that start came the command for auto shutdown of engines, and the start was moved to the back date. Launcher window with the ballistic environment that enables you to send and dock a spacecraft to the ISS on ultrashort scheme has already been lost.