To make room for the latest cargo craft, on Nov. 29 the Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment, as shown in this image. Loaded with trash, the craft was deorbited a few hours later and burned up safely over the Pacific Ocean.

Traveling approximately 260 miles over the Yellow Sea east of Shanghai, the automated Russian Progress 74 cargo resupply spacecraft docked at 5:35 a.m. EST on Dec. 9 to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

It was the second resupply spacecraft to arrive for the six crew members aboard the space station in as many days.

Image Credit: NASA

为了给最新的货运飞船腾出空间,11月29日,进步73货运飞船号从Pirs停靠舱脱离后离开了空间站,如图所示。几小时后,装满垃圾的飞船脱离轨道,在太平洋上空安全燃烧。

12月9日美国东部时间上午5点35分,在上海以东约260英里的黄海上空,俄罗斯进步74号货运补给飞船停靠在国际空间站俄罗斯段的Pirs对接舱。

这是两天内为国际空间站的六名宇航员提供补给的第二艘飞船。

图片来源:NASA

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