ISS Timelapse shows launch of MS-10 Progress Replenishment mission


Some of the best photos and videos of Earth available come from the few astronauts who are aboard the ISS. As the space station orbits Earth, crew members receive a literal view of the entire planet, with daytime clouds and city lights at night. The crew members also had an extraordinary view of the launch of the Russian refueling mission last week.

Riccardo Rossi created the lapse of time aboard the ISS and shows the launch of Progress MS-10 as seen in orbit. You can clearly see the rocket moving away to the surface of the planet as it reaches the space and discards the main stage of the rocket. You can also see the main stage of the rocket by falling back into the atmosphere and burning in re-entry.

The MS-10 remains in the fame of the video as it reaches orbit and chases the ISS to make its meeting point with many supplies for people living on the ISS. From launch to final coupling, the MS-10 took two days to complete its coupling mission.

On board the refueling vessel was 2.5 tons of cargo with 725 kg of fuel, 420 kg of fresh water and plenty of food, clothing, spare parts and scientific equipment. The ISS has been in orbit for two decades.

When observing the time lapse above, be sure and watch Earth as it flies under the ISS. There was some conversation in the video commentary of the bright red lights that can be seen in orbit near the end of the video at 1:13 mark. The consensus is that those are red lights flashing on windmills.


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