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Moscow, Aug 26

Russian space agency Roscosmos and America’s NASA are working to maintain International Space Station (ISS) operations after a Russian cargo spaceship crashed, Roscosmos said Thursday.

The two space agencies have been working out issues related to launch of cargo and manned spaceships to the ISS, Roscosmos spokeswoman Anna Vedisheva was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

On Wednesday, the Progress M-12M cargo spaceship failed to reach its designated orbit after the engine of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket shut off during the ascent. As a result, some three tonnes of cargo meant for the ISS was lost.

The Soyuz-U carrier rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan Wednesday.

After separating from the carrier rocket Wednesday, the Progress M-12M space freighter fell in south Siberia.

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