9 February, Moscow (Xinhua) — Roscosmos, the Russian government’s space agency, said that Russia successfully launched the Progress MS-22 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday.
According to a press release from Roscosmos, the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:15 a.m. Moscow time (06:15 GMT).
The spacecraft opened its antennae and solar panels normally after separating from the rocket’s third stage. On Saturday, the craft is expected to dock with the ISS.
Over 2.5 tonnes of cargo, including 720 kilogrammes of fuel, 420 litres of drinking water, 40 kg of nitrogen, and 1,354 kg of other tools and supplies, will be delivered to the ISS by the Progress MS-22.