Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, who had previously flown on a mission to the ISS, later complained to ground service specialists about the too dusty Progress cargo spacecraft. We are talking about the voyage that the spacecraft performed in December last year, delivering cargo with New Year's gifts to the station's crew into orbit.
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Such data are given in the text of the medical report, which was previously published on the official website of the CPC. It is worth recalling that, as part of his space mission, Skripochka spent almost 8 months on board the ISS – from September 2019 to April of this year. “On December 10, 2019, an onboard engineer noted a noticeable amount of dust on board the cargo ship,” the document reads.
It is noteworthy that the Russian Progress MS-13 flew to the ISS on December 9, 2019, delivering the next shipment of cargo, including New Year's gifts for the Russian crew members. In addition, these ships are also used to deliver fuel, drinking water, oxygen and other useful cargo to the station. Since 1978, 167 flights have been performed on ships of this family in various modifications, three of which were unsuccessful due to the accident of launch vehicles that put the ships into orbit.