A Russian cargo ship unmanned has successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday while he was eagerly awaited by the Russian-American crew. The previous two resupply missions attempts had failed.

The cargo spacecraft Progress M-28M, which carried 2.5 metric tons of fuel, oxygen, water, food and other supplies, was launched into orbit Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Russian Space Agency said it was moored in automated mode at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver its cargo.

The launch of a Progress ship, the M-27M, in April, had ended in failure. Last week, the Falcon 9 rocket, private company SpaceX, exploded shortly after takeoff.

Both supply failed attempts were preceded by the explosion of the rocket Antares, the Orbital Sciences Corporation, shortly after its launch last October.