Russian Progress Cargo Ship Makes Fastest Delivery To The International Space Station

Posted: Jul 10 2018, 1:44pm CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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Russian Progress Cargo Ship Makes Fastest Delivery to the International Space Station
  • Russian Cargo Supply Ship Sets New Record for Fastest Trip Ever to International Space Station.

Russia Sends Fastest Ever Progress Cargo Supply Mission to the ISS. The Russian Progress 70 Cargo Craft Makes Same-Day Cargo Delivery to the International Space Station.

The Russians have sent the fastest Progress cargo supply freighter to the ISS. Termed the Progress 70, it will complete its mission by unloading at the entry portal of the ISS at 9:31 p.m. EDT.

The supplies that will be delivered are meant for Expedition 56. This whole journey will take place in the fastest manner possible. Over three tons of eatables, fuel and other odds and ends of equipment happen to be on board the Progress ship.

There are no crew members in it. It launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The cargo took a piggyback ride on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket.

One of the spokespersons for NASA looked on this process and announced that “We have liftoff of the Progress resupply ship, heading into the express lane, bound for the International Space Station”.

The total time span that this whole journey will take is approximately 3 hours and 48 minutes. This breaks many previous records.

The Progress cargo supply sent to the ISS will prove to be a landmark event that will strengthen the resolve of the Russians to send even more cargo missions in the future. By the time this freighter ship arrives at the ISS, it will dock at the Russian Pirs module.

NASA aired live footage of the whole process. After the journey is over, the crew members of Expedition 56 will be spending the next few months setting and arranging the supplies.

Among the cargo may be included: 530 kg of fuel, 52 kg of oxygen gas, 420 kg of water and 1565 kg of other stuff such as eatables and machinery.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos will be creating space for a Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM). It will probably launch for the ISS three years from now.

With Russia sending a Progress cargo supply mission to the ISS, a huge step has been taken in the right direction in the race for space.

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