The Progress 34 space freighter left Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on the 24 July to begin its journey to carry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

The unmanned cargo ship is carrying 2.5t of food, fuel and supplies to the ISS.

Progress 34 is expected to dock onto the Zvezda service module of the space station on 29 July 2009.

The freighter will anchor itself after the Endeavour space shuttle undocks from the ISS.