Russian cargo ship launched to International Space Station

by Joseph K. Clark

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched successfully with a load of supplies for the International Space Station

International Space Station

The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 09:45 am (0445GMT) from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan and reached a designated orbit en route to the station.

It carries water, propellant, and other supplies and is set to dock at the space outpost on Wednesday. The space outpost is operated by NASA’s Kate Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, and Russian Space Agency Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

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