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The Progress Ship Set A Record For The Speed Of Flight To The ISS

The Progress Ship Set A Record For The Speed Of Flight To The ISS

The Progress MS-14 cargo ship, which arrived at the ISS on Saturday, set a record for the speed of flight to the station, said the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.

As he wrote in his Twitter, the entire flight took 3 hours and 20 minutes, calling it the best result for all time of manned flights.

According to the press service of Roscosmos, the previous record belonged to the Progress MS-12 ship, which in 2019 took 30 seconds longer to reach the station.

The truck delivered more than 2 tons of cargo for various purposes to the ISS: 650 kg of fuel in the refueling system tanks and 46 kg of compressed gases. The cargo compartment is Packed with 1.35 tons of cargo, including containers with food, medicines, sanitary and hygienic materials for the crew, as well as expendable equipment of the ISS onboard systems, devices for conducting experiments and water in the tanks of the Rodnik system.

In addition, on board, the space truck is information about the participants of the war, collected by Roscosmos as part of the campaign "Immortal regiment on the ISS."

The flight to the ISS followed a so-called "ultra-fast" two-turn scheme: the ship reached the station in a little over three hours, docked with the Zvezda module.

Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as American Chris Cassidy, are on board the station. They arrived on the Soyuz MS-16 manned ship launched from Baikonur on April 9.

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