The Progress MS-17 spacecraft docked to the ISS in automatic mode.
On the night of Friday, July 2, the Progress MS-17 cargo spacecraft docked automatically to the Poisk module on the ISS.
The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was launched from the 31st platform, the Vostok launch complex, the Baikonur cosmodrome at 02:27 Moscow time on Wednesday. After about nine minutes, the ship was launched into orbit. The flight of the Progress was carried out according to a two-day scheme.
Its movement from Earth was controlled by specialists from the Mission Control Center, from the ISS: cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov.
The space “truck” delivered a cargo with a total mass of more than 2.5 tons to the ISS, it consists of:
- 470 kg of refueling fuel,
- 420 liters of drinking water,
- 40 kg of air and oxygen in cylinders,
- 1,509 kg of various equipment and materials in the cargo hold, for example, resource equipment, medical supplies, clothing and food.