Russia to Launch Progress-M26M Cargo Spacecraft


This year’s first Progress-M26M cargo spacecraft will be launched to the International Space Station on February 17. This information was presented by the press service of the Russian Space Agency.

“The launch of the Soyuz-U carrier rocket with the Progress spacecraft is scheduled for 14:00. The freighter is expected to dock at the Zvezda module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station at 19:59,” the press service informed.

It should be noted that the Progress spacecraft is due to deliver 2,370 kilograms of cargo, including 420 kilograms of water in containers, 50 kilograms of bottle oxygen, as well as air filters, gas analyzers, smoke detectors, ventilators and quartz watches.

“The spacecraft will also deliver about 20 kilograms of fresh vegetables and fruit for the cosmonauts,” Head of the ISS Food Provision Department at the Russian Medical and Biological Studies Institute, Alexander Agureev said.


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