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Russia launches Progress MS-22 spacecraft

Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket carrying Progress MS-22 cargo spacecraft, successfully took off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, as reported by the Roscosmos Space Agency.

The vehicle’s hull bears the image of the monument ‘The motherland calls’, in homage to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the battle of Stalingrad,against Germany.

The Progress MS-22 will transport to the International Space Station (ISS) over two thousand kilograms of cargo, including fuel, water, nitrogen and dry cargo, that is, food and various equipment and materials for experiments, as well as gifts and correspondence from relatives to Russian cosmonauts Serguei Prokopiev, Dimitri Petelin and Anna Kikina, who will return to earth on March in the same vehicle.

Roscosmos specified that the cargo ship will dock with the Russian Zvezdá segment of the ISS in two days.

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