This was the successful launch of the Russian Progress M16 ship | Digital Trends Spanish

The Russian space agency Roscosmos successfully launched the Progress MS-16 cargo ship (also called Progress 77) on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 15.

The spacecraft carries about 2,460 kilograms of cargo and supplies for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).

This important shipment includes 1,400 kg of research implements, as well as a significant supply of fresh water, nitrogen gas, clothing and food.

How was your launch?

The Progress MS-16 spacecraft reached the platform on February 12. After launch, the 46-meter-tall Soyuz rocket tracked northeastward and released its four holding thrusters two minutes after liftoff.

After reaching a certain altitude, the rocket’s coating peeled off to expose the Progress MS-16 spacecraft, which broke away from the top of the rocket within nine minutes of flight to head for the International Space Station.


What comes next?

After separation, the spacecraft must deploy its solar panels and navigation antennas. It will then align with the space station and should prepare to dock with the Russian-made Pirs module on Tuesday, February 16.

This module serves as a docking port for the Zvezda service block, which Russia uses as a lock for its ISS crews to use when conducting spacewalks.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published a video in which he explains how the launch sequence of the Soyuz rocket has been.

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