Russian Cargo Ship Launched to International Space Station

February 15, 2021 Updated: February 15, 2021

MOSCOW—An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully on Feb. 15 with a load of supplies for the International Space Station.

The Progress MS-16 cargo ship blasted off as scheduled at 9:45 a.m. local time from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan and reached a designated orbit en route to the station.

It’s carrying water, propellant, and other supplies, and is set to dock at the space outpost on Feb. 17.

The space outpost is now operated by NASA’s Kate Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi; and Russian Space Agency Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.