VIDEO: Russian Progress MS-16 cargo module takes off for the ISS with a resupply mission

In addition, the spacecraft will separate the Pirs docking module from the ISS, which has met its deadline and will soon be replaced by the new Naúka module.

The Russian unmanned cargo module Progress MS-16 has successfully taken off from the Baikonur cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station (ISS) this Monday with a refueling mission, informs the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).

The spacecraft was put into orbit by a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket carrying almost two and a half tons of cargo, including 600 kilos of propellant, 420 liters of fresh water, 40.5 kilos of pressurized gases, clothing, food for members. of the crew and various equipment and supplies.

He will also carry a repair and restoration kit to seal a crack that appeared in one of the compartments of the International Space Station.

Progress MS-16 will dock on Wednesday to the Pirs module, in the Russian sector of the ISS. The ultimate goal of the spacecraft will be to separate that docking module, which will soon be replaced by the new Naúka (‘science’, in Russian) module, the agency reports. Tass.

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