At 11:13 Moscow time on February 13 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome ctartovala carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1a” with cargo spacecraft “Progress MS-08.” Initially, the launch was to be held on February 11, but Roskosmos transferred it, because a few seconds before the scheduled time, the launch complex’s automatics shut down the rocket engines.
#ПрогрессМС08: третья ступень отделилась. Грузовой корабль «Прогресс МС-08» успешно выведен на орбиту искусственного спутника Земли. Стыковка с МКС 15 февраля.
Third stage cut-off and separation of the Progress cargo ship. pic.twitter.com/jYK9aDUfhI
— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) 13 February 2018
If the rocket went into orbit on February 11, it would go to the International Space Station on a short two-turn scheme and spend 3.5 hours in flight. Now docking the ship with the ISS is planned at 13:45 Moscow time on February 15.
Progress will deliver to the ISS 390 kilograms of dry cargo, 890 kilograms of fuel in the refueling system, 420 kilograms of water in the tanks of the Rodnik system, as well as 46 kilograms of compressed air and oxygen in the cylinders. Also on the ship loaded scientific equipment, containers with food, clothing, medicines and personal hygiene.