Russian supply boat heads for space station

A Russian load boat installed with 3 tons of supplies, apparatus and diesel bloody off from a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday and climbed uniformly into circuit for a two-day event with a International Space Station.

The unpiloted Progress MS-06/67P freighter, mounted atop a Soyuz-2.1a booster, carried off from Site 31 during a sprawling cosmodrome during 5:20 a.m. EDT (GMT-4; 3:20 p.m. internal time) and was expelled into a designed rough circuit a small reduction than 9 mins later. Russian engineers reported a booster came by launch in good shape, deploying a solar arrays and antennas as planned.

If all goes well, a load boat will strech a hire early Friday, relocating in for an unconstrained advancing during a abaft pier of a Russian Zvezda procedure around 7:42 a.m.

On house are 1,940 pounds of propellant, some-more than 100 pounds of dense oxygen and air, 926 pounds of H2O and 3,069 pounds of gangling parts, organisation reserve and other equipment, including “food allotment containers and selections of uninformed furnish (that) were prepared for a organisation members,” according to Energia, a Russian contractor.

Also on board: “Napkins, towels, underwear sets, space coveralls” and medical kits, along with information files, examination hardware and a Russian Orlan spacesuit. The Progress also will broach about 156 pounds of NASA rigging and supplies.

The Progress will be unloaded by hire commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and his dual American crewmates, Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer.

The 3 Expedition 52 crewmates have had a hire to themselves given Jun 2 when 3 other organisation members over and returned to Earth. They will be transposed by Soyuz MS-05 commander Sergey Ryazanskiy, Randy Bresnik and ESA wanderer Paolo Nespoli, who are scheduled for launch Jul 28.

This is a second Progress launched to a lab formidable so distant this year. Two SpaceX Dragon supply ships were launched in Jan and progressing this month and an Orbital ATK Cygnus freighter reached a lab in April. Two some-more Dragons are scheduled for launch in Aug and November, a Cygnus will fly in Sep and another Progress is scheduled for moody in October.

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