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MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s new series Progress-MS cargo spacecraft will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:44 GMT on Monday, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has said.
This will be the first launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket after the April accident when the Progress M-27M cargo spacecraft was lost.
The upgraded Progress spacecraft will spend two days in an autonomous flight and is expected to dock with the space station at 10:31 GMT on December 23.
The spacecraft of the Progress MS series have received additional protection from space debris and micrometeriorites. The new version has upgrades regarding telemetry and navigation systems, and has compartment that enables it to deploy up to eight microsatellites.
The modernized spacecraft will deliver to the ISS around 2.5 tons of cargo, including fuel, water and compressed oxygen.