Russian Progress Cargo Ship Docks With ISS Written 17 February 2021


An unpiloted Russian Progress cargo craft. | NASA

SPACE reports that the Russian Progress MS-16 cargo ship docked safely at the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing “new research experiments, crew supplies (such as clothing and food), fresh water, nitrogen gas and propellant for the station’s Zvezda service module propulsion system,” among other cargo. When it leaves the station, Progress “will remain connected to Pirs and pull the entire docking compartment away from the ISS for a planned destruction in Earth’s atmosphere.” The move will come “just days after the launch of the ‘Nauka’ multipurpose laboratory module,” which will dock at the port vacated by Pirs.
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