The space truck Progress MS-05 went into orbit and took a course to the ISS (video 2)
Today, February 22, 2017 at 08:58 Moscow time from the platform №1 (“Gagarin’s start”) Baikonur cosmodrome was successfully launched the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U”, which successfully launched into the desired orbit space cargo vehicle “Progress MS-05”. After two days of Autonomous flight on 4 February at 11.34 GMT ship with a 2.5-ton cargo on Board will be docked to the International space station.
On the ISS, in addition to components for life support systems, scientific equipment and resources will be delivered: food, clothing, medicines and means of personal hygiene for crew members. As reported in the “Roskosmos” today “Soyuz-U” was launched for the last time. The booster has operated since 1973 and has become the most massive in the history of space exploration. Only with her help was committed 788 launches, of which 22 were emergency. Failure was also the penultimate launch bundles “Soyuz” — “Progress MS-04”, occurred on 1 December 2016. Future launches cargo spaceship to ISS is planned to carry out the modified carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a”.
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