An unmanned Russian cargo ship is connected to the International Space Station on Friday evening (October 29) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies and some items before Halloween.
As it gained altitude, the rocket’s exhaust plume expanded in the lower-pressure of the upper atmosphere. The Unpiloted Russian cargo ship spacecraft separated from the Soyuz upper stage, unfolded its solar arrays and began chasing down the space station.
The Russian cargo ship called Progress 79 docked at the space station two days later on Friday takes off into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The two ships met at 9:31 p.m. EDT (131:30 GMT) as they sailed 258 miles over Argentina south of Buenos Aires.
The Unmanned Russian cargo ship Progress 79 will approach on October 29, 2021 during the docking process in orbit from the International Space Station ISS from the service module Zvezda.
The 3351-pound module will deliver some supplies to astronauts at the International space station before Halloween. It providing additional crew quarters, life support equipment, a galley, toilet, a docking port and a European Space Agency robot arm, along with a small airlock that can be used to expose experiments to the space environment.
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According to Navias, Progress 79’s cargo includes 1,520 kg of dry cargo, 550 kg of rocket fuel, 420 kg of water, 48 kg of air and 13 kg of nitrogen.