Digital Trend's article 3-plus-hour supply trip from Earth to International Space Station breaks record mentions that this was even faster than the typical "fast-track" Russian launch-to-docking time for a resupply mission.

It links to astronaut Nick Hague's tweet:

A visitor arrived at @Space_Station today...the progress resupply vehicle made record timing as it launched and docked to the station in under three and a half hours. Pretty impressive!

Was this substantially faster than the previous ones, or is it a new record by only a few minutes?

If substantial, what was done differently to make it so fast?

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    $\begingroup$ The keywords you are looking for are expedited rendezvous $\endgroup$
    – Antzi
    Apr 8, 2019 at 8:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Antzi I've added links to some of the most relevant items, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Apr 8, 2019 at 9:17


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