Just over a week ago, German astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA) Alexander Gerst recorded a video to show what a missile launch from the International Space Station (ISS) looks like.
The video, which looks like a scene in a movie, was recorded from the Cupola module. As you can see, it shows the Russian Soyud rocket launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome with the Progress MS-10 cargo ship with 2,564 kilos of ISS supplies, including food, fuel, oxygen and water.
The video made by the astronaut is a timpelapse 15 minutes, whose speed increased from 8 to 16 times compared to normal speed. A video of about a minute has been produced, where you can see how the rocket is launched and the different stages of the separation.
The European Space Agency highlighted the following events in the video:
- Separation of boosters
- Splitting the central scene
- The central scene burns in the atmosphere and begins to return to Earth because it has consumed all of its fuel
- Progress 71 separates from the rocket and goes to the ISS
The next launch from the cosmodrome will bring a team of three astronauts to the ISS on December 3 this year.