MOSCOW, December 3The Progress MS-25 cargo ship docked to the Russian Poisk module of the International Space Station, follows from the Roscosmos broadcast.
“We are observing contact. Coupling,” said a specialist from the Moscow Mission Control Center.
The rocket with the ship launched from the 31st site of the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:25 Moscow time on December 1. Nine minutes later, Progress MS-25 separated from the third stage and entered low-Earth orbit.
Two days earlier, Progress MS-23 undocked from Poisk to make room for a new truck. It is assumed that Progress MS-25 will stay in orbit for 179 days.
The ship brought more than 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS, including fuel, drinking water and nitrogen. In addition, it delivered resource equipment, food, medical and sanitary products.
In addition, Progress MS-25 brought equipment for scientific experiments. We are talking, in particular, about an incubator for studying the development of embryonic quail eggs in outer space and equipment for studying corrosion, which will be installed in outer space.
The new ship is the fourth truck that Russia has sent to the ISS this year, and Friday's launch is the fifteenth launch of a Russian rocket since January.
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolay Chub and Konstantin Borisov, NASA astronauts Loral O'Hara and Jasmine Moghbeli, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Japanese Aerospace Agency (JAXA) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa are currently working at the station.< br />