Category : Baikonur spaceport
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July 15, 2018

The Baikonur cosmodrome is preparing for the launch of the "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft. On July 13, the spacecraft was delivered to a vacuum chamber, where for several days it will be tested for tightness. In the expedition to the International Space Station will depart a crew of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague.

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July 10, 2018

On 10 July 2018, at 4:31AM Moscow time, "Progress MS-09" cargo spacecraft has successfully docked the International Space Station. The flying time from the moment of spacecraft’s start to the moment of its docking to the orbital station equalled 3 hours and 40 minutes. "Progress MS-09" cargo spacecraft delivered to the International Space Station over two tons of cargo, including fuel, air, equipment for maintaining the station in workin order, care packages for the astronauts and crew life support instruments.

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July 8, 2018

On July 7, 2018, the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle with “Progress-MS-09” transport cargo spacecraft was transported to launch pad № 31…

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June 29, 2018

Specialists of “Roscosmos” enterprises at the Baikonur cosmodrome successfully performed operations for refueling the “Progress-MS-09” transport cargo vehicle with fuel components and compressed gases at the filling station. After refueling, the ship was delivered to the test facility of spacecraft and installed in a jig for the completion of the final training operations. The launch of the ”Progress-MS-09” cargo vehicle by the “Soyuz-2.1a” carrier rocket from the platform 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for July 10, 2018.

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June 26, 2018

On June 26, 2018, the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome confirmed the readiness of the “Progress-MS-09” transport cargo vehicle to refuel with fuel components and compressed gases. The launch of the “Progress-MS-09” cargo vehicle by the “Soyuz-2.1a” carrier rocket is scheduled for July 10, 2018 from the platform 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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June 6, 2018

Today on June 6, 2018 at 14:12 (Moscow time) at Baikonur cosmodrome from the launchpad № 1 ("Gagarinsky start") launched a carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with a "Soyuz MS-09" spacecraft. After 8 minutes and 48 seconds, the ” Soyuz MS-09” spacecraft was completely separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle in a given near-earth orbit and continued its autonomous flight to the International Space Station under the supervision of specialists from the Russian Flight Mission Control Center.

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June 4, 2018

On June 4, 2018, at the Baikonur cosmodrome, specialists of Roscosmos enterprises rolled out to the launch site a “Soyuz-FG” carrier rocket with a “Soyuz MS-09” spacecraft. After the rocket was installed in the launch system and the service farms were attached, the specialists of the Roscosmos enterprises started to work according to the schedule of the first starting day.

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May 31, 2018

On Wednesday, May 30, the cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Alexey Leonov celebrates his birthday.

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May 30, 2018

On May 29, 2018, as part of the prelaunch training program, the crews of “Soyuz MS-09” spacecraft conducted open training sessions attended by representatives of the media. Cosmonauts and astronauts of the main and backup crews Sergei Prokopiev, Oleg Kononenko, Alexander Gerst, Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Anne Macclein and David Saint-Jacques held training sessions at the multi-purpose stand for manual approach of the” Soyuz MS” spacecraft, training on the on-board documentation of the spacecraft , got training of the factors of space flight on special simulators and sports training.

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May 28, 2018

On May 25 the delegation of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency led by JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa visited the Cosmonaut Training Center. Within the framework of the meeting with the head of GCTC, Hero of the Russian Federation, the honored test pilot of the Russian Federation Pavel Vlasov, further cooperation in the training of cosmonauts and astronauts in the crews was discussed. Hiroshi Yamakawa and Pavel Vlasov noted the need for full-fledged cooperation in the implementation of such a grandiose international project as the ISS.

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