of successful start: Nearly five days after the crash of the US space freighter “Dragon” brings Russia with a new supply flight urgently needed supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The unmanned cargo ship “Progress” with two and a half tons of cargo took off at 6.55 clock CEST from the spaceport in Baikonur (Kazakhstan), as Russian agencies reported on Friday.
Docking is planned this Sunday at 9.13 clock CEST. Aboard the “Progress” are also food for the three astronauts. The launch of a Soyuz rocket had been eagerly awaited after -Frachter had crashed in April, a Russian “Progress”.
Eight minutes after the start there was the spaceship safer orbit in space, as the Flugleitzentrum in Moscow told the Interfax news agency, according to. The aerospace experts had this time chosen a traditional two-day flight to the ISS instead of a possible six-hour mission.
In spite of recent mishaps had the diet of the given ISS crew by Russian and American information no problems. The outpost of humanity in approximately 400 kilometers above the Earth has larger inventories.
On board, the “Progress” among other canned meat and fish, fresh apples, tomatoes, oranges, onions and garlic, and sweet pastries. Also oxygen, water, fuel and scientific equipment belonging to the charge. Last Sunday had gone in the “Dragon” has crashed lost around two tons of supplies and scientific equipment.