Russia’s supply ship has launched to the International Space Station

In this photo from video released by the Roscosmos Space Agency, the Soyuz 2.1a rocket booster carrying the Progress S-20 cargo transport spacecraft lifts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on Friday, June 3, 2022. The rocket is inscribed “Donbass”, the flags of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are painted on the top. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP) (Uncredited, Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service)

MOSCOW – A Russian cargo spacecraft was launched on Friday to deliver nearly three tons of supplies to the crew of the International Space Station.

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress MS-20 unmanned vessel was launched on schedule from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft reached a preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigation antennas en route to the space outpost.

The ship is expected to dock at the station later Friday. It provides food, fuel, and other supplies for the station’s crew. Russia’s supply ship has launched to the International Space Station

Sarah Y. Kim

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