On 10 July 2018, at 4:31AM Moscow time, “Progress MS-09” cargo spacecraft has successfully docked the International Space Station.
For the first time in the history of Progress flights, the in-space rendezvous of the cargo ship with the ISS took place using a short double-loop scheme.
The flying time from the moment of spacecraft’s start to the moment of its docking to the orbital station equalled 3 hours and 40 minutes.
“Progress MS-09” cargo spacecraft was docked at the Pirs docking compartment.
The berthing was done automatically, under the guidance of the specialists of the Chief Operating Control Group of the Russian segment of the ISS and the Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev and Sergei Prokopiev who were working from the ISS.
“Progress MS-09” cargo spacecraft delivered to the International Space Station over two tons of cargo, including fuel, air, equipment for maintaining the station in workin order, care packages for the astronauts and crew life support instruments.