Moscow: A Russian rocket efficiently launched on Wednesday to ship a brand new docking module to the Worldwide House Station.
The Soyuz rocket, as scheduled as of 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carried the Progress cargo ship with the Prichal (Pier) docking module.
The car efficiently entered a chosen orbit 9 minutes after launch and is ready to dock on the station on Friday, connected to the brand new Russian Ferry (Science) Laboratory module added to the station in July.
The brand new round module with six docking ports will enable a attainable future enlargement of the Russian part of the station.
Earlier this week, Russian crew on the station started coaching for Pritchell’s arrival, simulating using handbook controls in case the automated docking system fails.
The area outpost is at present manned by NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and Mark Vande Hei; Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov; and Matthias Maurer of the European House Company.