In addition, the spacecraft will separate the PS docking module from the ISS, which will expire soon and be transferred to the new Naka module.
Russia’s Unmanned Cargo Progress MS-16 successfully launched a refueling mission from the Pygmalion Cosmotrom bound for the International Space Station (ISS) this Monday. Reports Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
The spacecraft was launched into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket carrying approximately two and a half tons of cargo, including 600 kg of propulsion, 420 liters of fresh water, 40.5 kg of compressed gases, clothing and food for members. Panel and various equipment and materials.
He will also carry repair and repair equipment to close cracks that appeared in a box on the International Space Station.
Progress MS-16 will arrive in the Russian field of the ISS on Wednesday for the Birs block. The ultimate goal of the spacecraft is to disassemble that docking module, which will soon be transferred to the new Naka (‘scientific’, in Russian) module, the company said. Toss.
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