Roskosmos reports success: MS-22 space freighter sent on its way to the ISS

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The Russian space agency Roscosmos: has announced that a Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the Progress MS-22 space freighter was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday. This will bring 2,534 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station.

The Russian state space agency Roskosmos has announced that a Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the Progress MS-22 space freighter was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday at 09:15:36 Moscow time (07:15 CET). The statement states:

“Progress MS-22 hit the target trajectory, separated from the missile’s third stage, opened the ship’s antennas and solar batteries in normal mode.”

The space freighter Progress MS-22 is currently on its way to the International Space Station ISS. Docking is scheduled for February 11 at 11:47 a.m. Moscow time (9:47 a.m. CET). The crew of the 68th long-term expedition awaits him on the ISS, consisting of Roskosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev, Dmitri Petelin and Anna Kikina, NASA astronauts Francisco Rubio, Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, and JAXA astronaut Kōichi Wakata.

Russian Space Agency: Soyuz MS-22 must fly back to Earth unmanned

Russian Space Agency: Soyuz MS-22 must fly back to Earth unmanned

The Progress MS-22 space transport is scheduled to bring 2,534 kilograms of cargo to the ISS, including 720 kilograms of fuel, 420 liters of water, 40 kilograms of nitrogen and about 1,354 kilograms of dry cargo, including various equipment and materials, including for experiments. The ship will also deliver food for Russian cosmonauts.

In addition, the body of the rocket bears an image of the monument “Mother Home Calls!” in honor of the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. Today’s rocket launch can be seen in the video published by Roskosmos.

On Thursday, the company also announced that since October 2018 to date, 100 consecutive successful launches of Russian launch vehicles have been carried out. Of these, 46 were launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, 36 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Oblast in northwestern Russia, and nine each from Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast in Russia’s Far East and the Guiana Space Center in South America.

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