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MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. The Progress M-27 transport spaceship is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of payload to the International Space Station, the press service of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) told TASS on Friday.
The cargo spaceship is in the test and assembly block now; next week its engine will be filled with fuel components, the press service said.
A carrier rocket which will carry the transport spaceship into orbit is being launched into space at 10.09 am Moscow time on April 28.
On Friday, experts of a Space Rocket Center «Progress» based in the city of Samara have begun tests of the carrier rocket in the test and assemly block. Meanwhile, preparations for pneumatic tests of the first stage of the "Soyuz" spaceship continue.