How an automated Russian spacecraft delivers supplies to the ISS

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An automated Russian supply spacecraft was successfully launched into near-Earth orbit mid-June, it’s mission: re-supply the International Space Station.

The spacecraft was loaded onto a Soyuz rocket that is launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

After detaching from the rocket, the spacecraft continues on an automated 2-day route toward the International Space Station, reported Russian news agency TASS. Progress then docks with the ISS, where it will deliver food and scientific equipment.

It’s expected to remain docked with the ISS until December this year and then it’ll be de-orbited and sank somewhere in the Pacific, reported TASS.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Rocket launching from cosmodrome
2. Spacecraft flying on automated route to ISS
3. Spacecraft docking with ISS
4. Spacecraft sinking in ocean

VOICEOVER (in English):
“Russia’s Progress spacecraft is loaded onto a Soyuz rocket and launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.”

“After detaching from the rocket, the spacecraft flies on an automated 2-day route toward the International Space Station.”

“Progress then docks with the ISS, where food and scientific equipment are unloaded.”

“After the robot completes its mission, it will be de-orbited and is expected to sink somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.”

SOURCES: Space.com, TASS
https://www.space.com/37193-russia-launches-progress-67-cargo-ship.html
https://www.space.com/12725-russia-progress-cargo-spacecraft-infographic.html
http://tass.com/science/951210