April 4, 2019

Today, on April 4, at 14:01 (Moscow time), the launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1a” with the “Progress MS-11″cargo spacecraft successfully launched from site № 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The spacecraft must reach the International Space Station (ISS) in a record 3 hours and 24 minutes according to the two-turn scheme.

According to the telemetric information, the separation of the spacecraft from the third stage of the launch vehicle has passed normally.

Fixed disclosure of antennas and solar panels.

The ship was taken under control by specialists at the Mission Control Center.

The automatic docking of the ship with the docking station of the ISS is scheduled at 17:25 (Moscow time).

“Progress MS-11” will deliver to the ISS over 2.5 tons of various cargoes: more than 1.4 tons of dry cargo, 900 kg of fuel, 420 kg of water in the tanks, as well as 47 kg of compressed air and oxygen.

In the packing of the cargo compartment – scientific equipment, components for the life support system, as well as containers with food products, clothing, medicines and personal care products for crew members.

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