A Russian cargo ship docks on the International Space Station

In this photo provided by the press service of the space agency Roscosmos, the cargo of Progress MS-16 explodes from the launch pad in the Russian space object in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Monday, February 15, 2021. The Russian cargo ship Progress MS-16 exploded from of the Russian leased launch object Baikonur in Kazakhstan and reached a certain orbit on the way to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roscosmos space agency’s press service via AP)

A Russian unmanned cargo ship landed on the International Space Station on Wednesday with a pile of supplies.

The cargo ship Progress MS-16, which exploded on Monday from the Russian lease of the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan, delivered water, propellant and other supplies to a circling orbit.

The station crew led the ship to moor at the station in manual mode at 0627 GMT (1:27 am EST) after a last-minute error in the automated docking system.

The space station is now operated by NASA’s Kate Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker; Astronaut of the Japan Space Agency, Soichi Noguchi; and Russian space agencies Roscosmos Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

A Russian cargo ship docks on the International Space Station

In this photo provided by the press service of the space agency Roscosmos, the cargo of Progress MS-16 explodes from the launch pad in the Russian space object in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Monday, February 15, 2021. The Russian cargo ship Progress MS-16 exploded from of the Russian leased launch object Baikonur in Kazakhstan and reached a certain orbit on the way to the International Space Station. (Photo by Roscosmos space agency’s press service via AP)


Russian cargo ship launched to the International Space Station


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