Progress MS-10 supplies the ship during Sunday's rendezvous with International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now Two days…
Progress MS-10 supplies the ship during Sunday’s rendezvous with International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now
Two days after starting from Kazakstan’s stick, a Russian Progress reconstruction and tanker ship was deepened with the International Space Station on Sunday.
Progress MS-10 spacecraft lifted off Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on top of a Soyuz-FG rocket in the pursuit of space station, kicking off a series of orbital alignment manners to approach the outpost.
The delivery vessel’s radar-controlled rendezvous is expected to be culminated in an automated dock with the rear port of the Zvezda service module at 2:28 AM EST (1928 GMT) on Sunday delivering around 5,500 pounds (2495 kilos) deliveries, experiments and commodities for the intersecting outpost and its crew.
“It’s just about a 24-hour, two-piece deal of deliveries to the International Space Station,” said Rob Navias, commentator for NASA’s television broadcast of Progress Docking Sunday.
The Progress dock is the first of two shipping ships scheduled at the space station in less than 15 hours. A commercial Cygnus lorry built and operated by Northrop Grumman was launched on Saturday from Wallops Island, Virginia, and is scheduled to be captured by the station’s robot arm on Monday, 5:20 AM EST (1020 GMT).
A division of the Progress MS-10 spacecraft manifesto released by Roscosmos – the Russian space organization – shows that the mission transports 2 866 kg of dry cargo – food, clothing, regulations, experiments and spare parts. These items will be manually loaded by the station crew.
Progress also carries tanks containing about 1,598 pounds (725 kg) propellant for transfer to the Zvezda module propulsion system, 925 pounds (420 kg) of water and 112 pounds (50 pounds) of compressed air and oxygen to fill the atmosphere of the station .
The launch of Friday in Progress The MS-10 Supply Ship was the first flight of the Soyuz-FG variant of Russia’s adventurous Soyuz rocket family since a failed launch on October 11 led to the emergency landing of a two-man crew minutes after Baikonur lifting.
Russian commander Alexey Ovchinin and NASA air engineer Nick Haag landed safely in Kazakhstan after a malfunction at the separation of one of Sojuz’s first stage boosters.
The successful Soyuz-FG launch cleared the lift of 3rd of the next station staff, led by veteran Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, with Canadian flight no honor David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, both space fans.
Trio will launch on a Soyuz from Baikonur on a fast six-hour rendezvous with the station, and begins a 17-day transfer with six residents aboard the research outpost before the current three-person crew returns to Earth on December 20th.
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