Roscosmos, the federal space agency of the Russian Federation, is preparing to launch the Progress MS-07 craft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. This will be the third and final Progress flight of the year and the third to last scheduled resupply flight of 2017, with Orbital ATK’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s Dragon following in November. Launch of the MS-07 Progress is set for 09:32 GMT (05:32 EDT), during which Progress will debut a new super fast rendezvous with the ISS – docking to the Station just 3.5 hrs after liftoff.
For the third time this year, Roscosmos is readying an uncrewed Progress resupply vehicle for launch to the International Space Station.
The seventh in the new line of Progress spacecraft, MS-07 will enjoy a super fast, 2 orbit rendezvous with the ISS, arriving at the orbital outpost just 3.5 hrs after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
In all, Progress MS-07 is the 159th Progress mission since the program began in 1978 for resupply efforts of the Salyut 6 space station and the 70th Progress mission to the ISS, counting the two Progress flights that were not designated as resupply missions because they delivered modules ...