Russian space freighter ‘Progress’ launched from Baikonur, planned to bring an end to the obsolete ISS docking module
On Sunday night (Feb. 14), a new Russian Progress cargo vessel deployed into orbit to carry cargo to the seven crew members at the International Space Station.
The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 9:45 a.m. (0445 GMT) from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan and reached a designated orbit en route to the station.
The Improvement 77 carries around 5,424 lbs. (2,460 kg) of cargo and provisions for the crew on board the station at the time. This includes study and crew provisions (such as food and clothing) of 3,086 lbs. (1,400 kg), along with a stock of fresh water, nitrogen gas and propellant for the propulsion system of the Zvezda service module station.