03:03 GMT +319 October 2019
Listen Live
    Progress MS-1 spacecraft

    'We Have Contact!' First Progress MS-01 Ship Automatically Docks With ISS

    © Photo : NASA
    Get short URL

    The new Russian Progress MS-01 cargo vessel docked with the ISS in an automatic mode. The process needed no manual override.

    KOROLYOV (Sputnik) – The first Russian Progress MS-01 cargo vessel has docked automatically with the International Space Station, a commentator at the Mission Control Center said Wednesday.

    “We have contact! We have mechanical docking!” the commentator announced.

    Manufactured by the Energia rocket and space corporation, the Progress MS-01 docked with the station's Pirs docking compartment using its upgraded automated system.

    The cargo ship delivered about 2.5 metric tons of supplies, including food, fuel and compressed oxygen, to the newly arrived ISS crew after traveling some 250 miles. The Progress MS-01 is planned to remain docked into mid-2016.

    The previous cargo vessel, launched in July, undocked from the ISS and was drowned in the Pacific Ocean's so-called spacecraft cemetery over the weekend.


    First Modernized Progress MS Cargo Vessel Launched to ISS
    Russian Progress-M28M Cargo Spacecraft Undocks From Int’l Space Station
    Soyuz Rocket Carrier Blasts Off From Baikonur With New ISS Crew
    Houston, We Don’t Have a Problem: ISS Crew Returns Safely to Earth
    cargo ship, space, Progress MS-01, International Space Station (ISS), Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik