February 13, 2018 at 14:13 Astana time from the Baikonur cosmodrome the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Progress-MS-08 cargp ship was successfully launched, the press service of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan reports.
The Progress-MS-08 cargo ship is to deliver to the International Space Station (ISS) the cargo necessary for the life support of the crews and the functioning of the station: fuel components, oxygen, equipment for scientific experiments, medical supplies, containers with food and water, spare parts for the ISS crew," says the message.
The Progress-MS-08 was developed by the Russian rocket and space corporation "Energia named after S.P. Korolev" and belongs to a series of transport unmanned cargo ships for entering orbit by means of the Soyuz carrier rocket to supply the orbital stations.
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