On June 2, 2019, the International Space Station (ISS) team published a photo on their Twitter account showing a total of six spacecraft parked at the orbiting laboratory.

6 spacecraft parked at the ISS
In the image above, 6 spacecraft can be seen parked at the ISS on June 2, 2019.

Spaceships parked at the ISS

1. Soyuz MS-11

Soyuz MS-11 was launched on December 3, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko. Its launch marked the 100th orbital launch of the year. Originally scheduled for December 20, the launch date was advanced to December 3, following the failure of Soyuz MS-10.

2. Soyuz MS-12

Soyuz MS-12 was launched on March 14, 2019, carrying three members of the Expedition 59 crew (Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA; Nick Hague, NASA; and Christina Koch, NASA) to the International Space Station.

Soyuz MS-12 was scheduled to be the debut flight for Hazza Al Mansouri or Sultan Al Neyadi, the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates, but this was delayed to flight Soyuz MS-15 following the Soyuz MS-10 mission failure.

One Soyuz spacecraft is always remains attached to the station to allow a quick return in an emergency.

3. Cygnus NG-11

Launched on April 17, 2019, Cygnus NG-11, is the twelfth flight of the Northrop Grumman robotic resupply spacecraft Cygnus and its eleventh flight to the ISS under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA.

4. Progress 71

Launched atop a Soyuz-FG rocket on November 16, 2018, Progress 71 is a Progress spacecraft used by the Russian space agency Roscosmos to resupply the Space Station.

It is named Progress MS-10 by the Roscosmos but identified by NASA as Progress 71 or 71P.

5. Progress 72

Launched atop a Soyuz-2.1a rocket on April 4, 2019, Progress 72 is a Progress spacecraft used by Roscosmos to resupply the Space Station.

It is named Progress MS-11 by the Roscosmos but identified by NASA as Progress 72 or 72P.

6. Dragon-17

Launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on May 4, 2019, Dragon-17, or SpaceX CRS-17, also known as SpX-17, is a Commercial Resupply Service mission (CRS) to the ISS.

The spacecraft arrived at the orbiting space station two days later with almost 2,500 kg (5,500 pounds) of science, supplies, and cargo on SpaceX’s 17th commercial resupply mission to the station for NASA.


M. Özgür Nevres

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