The Progress is a Russian expendable freighter spacecraft. The spacecraft is an unmanned resupply spacecraft during its flight but upon docking with a space station, it allows astronauts inside, hence it is classified manned by the manufacturer. It was derived from the Soyuz spacecraft, and is launched with the Soyuz rocket. It is currently used to supply the International Space Station, but was originally used to supply Soviet space stations for many years. There are three to four flights of the Progress spacecraft to the ISS per year. Each spacecraft remains docked until shortly before the new one, or a Soyuz arrives. Then it is filled with waste, ...

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  1. Movement or advancement through a series of events, or points in time; development through time.
    Testing for the new antidote is currently in progress.
  2. Specifically, advancement to a higher or more developed state; development, growth.
    Science has made extraordinary progress in the last fifty years.
  3. An official journey made by a monarch or other high personage; a state journey, a circuit.
  4. A journey forward; travel.
  5. Movement onwards or forwards or towards a specific objective or direction; advance.
    The thick branches overhanging the path made progress difficult.


  1. to move, go, or proceed forward; to advance.
    They progress through the museum.
  2. to improve; to become better or more complete.
    Societies progress unevenly.
  3. To move (something) forward; to advance, to expedite.

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