In accordance with the fight program of International Space Station (ISS) Progress M-15M cargo spacecraft has been launched from Baikonur’s launch site 31 on April 20th at 16.50 Moscow time, the press-service of Roscosmos reports. AEX.ru
“After the regular separation of the rocket carrier’s third stage, Progress M-15M cargo spacecraft has been placed into artificial satellite orbit at the estimated time and placed under control of Mission control center located in Korolev, Moscow Region. The docking of Progress M-15M cargo spacecraft with ISS is scheduled for April 22nd 18.40 Moscow time”, - the Federal Space Agency noted.
The Russian spacecraft should deliver fuel, oxygen, equipment for scientific experiments, medical equipment and containers with water, food, consumable equipment, etc.
The crew of 30/31 long duration mission is currently working at the ISS. The crew is formed by commander Daniel Burbanck (NASA), onboard engineers Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos), Anatoly Ivshin (Roscosmos), Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), Andre Kaupers (ESA) and Donald Pettite (NASA).