November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, at 21:14 Moscow time, from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle was successfully launched under the International Space Station (ISS) program.

The launch vehicle launched the “Progress MS-10” cargo spaceship into near-earth orbit.

After the separation of the spacecraft from the third stage of the carrier rocket, the spaceship began to carry out the flight program for the ISS.

The approach of the “Progress MS-10” spaceship to the station and the docking to Zvezda module of the Russian ISS segment are planned to be carried out automatically under the control of the Mission Control CenterMCC specialists, as well as the Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev.

The “Progress MS-10” spaceship will have to deliver to the International Space Station about 2.5 tons of various cargoes: more than 1.3 tons of dry cargo, 725 kg of fuel in the refueling system tanks, 420 kg of water in the Rodnik tanks, and 50 kg of compressed air and oxygen in cylinders.

In the packing of the cargo compartment – the scientific equipment, components for the life support system, as well as containers with food, clothing, medicines and personal care products for crew members.

The automatic docking of the “spacetruck” with the ISS will take place on November 18 at 22:30 Moscow time.

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