MOSCOW, February 9. /TASS/. The Russian Progress MS-15 resupply ship undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 08:21 Moscow time. The website of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos provided live coverage.
The spacecraft’s propulsion unit is due to be activated for braking at 11:30 Moscow time. It will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere at 12:04 Moscow time. The cargo spacecraft’s non-combustible structural elements will fall in the non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean.
The Progress MS is a Russian automated spacecraft developed especially for servicing orbital stations. Russia launches Progress MS spaceships to deliver various cargoes to the orbital outpost (propellant, scientific equipment, oxygen, water, food and other items) and also to adjust the space station’s orbit.
Currently, Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, US astronauts Kathleen Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi are working on the International Space Station.