The launch of the space truck “Progress” to the ISS is scheduled for December 1

Запуск космического грузовика "Прогресс" к МКС назначен на 1 декабря

The launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with the transport ship the new series “Progress MS-04” to the International space station is scheduled for December 1 at 17.52 GMT from Baikonur, told RIA Novosti the representative of the mission control Center.

“The flight program provides for its scheme of a two-day rendezvous with ISS. Estimated time of docking with the station on December 3 19.43 GMT on the 34th revolution of the flight”, — said the representative of the Corporation.

The convergence of the truck with the station and docking will be carried out in automatic mode under control of specialists of the Russian segment of the ISS in the Moscow control center.

The ship will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargo, including dry cargo, fuel in the tanks of a combined propulsion system, the refueling system, water and compressed gases.

The ships in the series “Progress MS” developed “RSC “Energia” and are the upgraded version of model ships “Progress M”. They have additional protection from space debris and micrometeorites, redundant electric motors, composed of a connecting mechanism, a new integrated command and telemetry system, the system of rendezvous and docking “Rate-AT”.