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Watch Soyuz rocket blasts off from Baikonur to deliver supplies to ISS

11:38, 28 October 2021
Watch Soyuz rocket blasts off from Baikonur to deliver supplies to ISS Photo: Roskosmos

A Soyuz-2.1a carrier-rocket with a “Progress MS-18” cargo ship took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 03:00 am Moscow time (12:00 am GMT), according to a website of Russian state corporation Roscosmos where they live streaming of the launch was held.


The goal of the launch is to deliver to the space station 470 kilograms (1036 lbs) of fuel, 420 liters (110,9 gallons) of drinking water, 40 kilograms (88,1 lbs) of contained air and oxygen, and 1,5 tons of equipment, tools and fresh food.

The rocket was garnished with emblems and symbols which are also related to the 800th anniversary of the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod.

The spaceship was due to detach from the carrier rocket in approximately 9 minutes and to dock at the International Space Station (ISS) at around 04:34 am Moscow time on October 30.