Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Progress M-UM cargo ship and a new module for the ISS 'Berth' successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, according to the Roscosmos website.
The flight to the International Space Station will take two days. Docking to the multipurpose laboratory module 'Science' scheduled for 18:25 Moscow time on November 26.
“ Berth '' will be the last module that Russia will add to its space station segment. & nbsp; It is equipped with five ports to receive manned and cargo ships, as well as other modules.
The cargo ship will deliver about 700 kg of various cargo to the ISS, including resource equipment, consumables, means for maintenance and repair.
Earlier it was reported that cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov & nbsp; will conduct training & nbsp; on manual docking of the nodal module “ Science '' on the ISS. & nbsp;