Space truck "Progress - the MC5" was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The ship is already separated from the carrier rocket "Soyuz-U" and headed to the ISS.
The launch of the spacecraft "Progress - the MC5" from the Baikonur cosmodrome went as planned, at 8:58 GMT. Run standard. "Progress" will deliver to the ISS 2.5 tonnes of cargo: equipment, food, water and parcels for the crew. Close attention to the process in MCC is due to the fact that the previous launch of the same vehicle on the same launch vehicle "Soyuz-U" fails. The ship went into orbit and exploded in the sky over Washington. The reason was a malfunction in the rocket.
Now on to stage 3, during the separation where the explosion occurred, surveillance cameras have been installed. "530 seconds, flight is normal", - the most important words. So much time passes from start to exit to orbit. To the ISS, the ship will be docked on February 24. "Progress - the MC5" docked to the compartment Pirs. Docking will take place under the supervision of the Russian members of the ISS crew.