A Russian Progress cargo ship blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 9:08 p.m. EDT (0108 UTC on Aug. 23) carrying provides and tools to the Worldwide House Station.
The uncrewed spacecraft, which is carrying about three tons of cargo will make 34 orbits of Earth earlier than utilizing the Kours automated system to dock on the house station’s Zvezda module on Aug. 24 at 11:50 p.m. EDT (0350 UTC). The craft is anticipate to remain on the orbiting outpost for six months earlier than departing on one remaining mission to get rid of the station’s trash in a fiery reentry.
NASA designates this mission Progress 85 however Russia makes use of the designation Progress MS-24. It can the 117th flight of a Progress spacecraft since its debut in 1978. The cargo freighter beforehand served the Salyut and Mir house stations launched through the period of the Soviet Union.