Russian transport cargo vehicle Progress MS-16 docked to the Pirs module of the International Space Station (ISS). This is stated on the website of the state corporation “Roscosmos”.
“Docking to the Pirs module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station took place on February 17, 2021,” the message says.
The ship delivered on board fuel, water and other cargoes necessary for the operation of the station in a manned mode. Among them are 600 kg of refueling fuel, 420 liters of drinking water from the Rodnik system and 40.5 kg of compressed gases with additional reserves of nitrogen. In addition, Progress MS brought 1.4 thousand kg of various equipment and materials, including garments, standard food rations and fresh food.
The station crew will receive a repair kit – a set of reinforcing linings with an adhesive bond – to seal the crack in the Zvezda service module.
The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-16 cargo vehicle was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on February 15. The flight to the ISS was carried out according to a two-day scheme.