Category : Baikonur spaceport
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April 1, 2019

On March 31, the general assembly of the "Soyuz-2.1a" launch vehicle with the "Progress MS-11" cargo spaceship was completed. Representatives of the Technical Management and the State Commission issued a document on readiness for the roll out and installation of the launch vehicle at the launch pad № 31. The roll out will take place tomorrow, on April 1. The launch of the "Progress MS-11" spacecraft is scheduled for 14:01 (Moscow time) on April 4.

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March 30, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome, preparational works continues for the launch of the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft. Today, in accordance with the schedule, RSC "Energia" specialists performed a design inspection of the ship and technological operations of rolling the head fairing of the launch vehicle "Soyuz-2.1a". The launch of the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft by the "Soyuz-2.1a" launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 4, 2019.

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March 28, 2019

Today, on March 28, RSC "Energia" specialists at the Baikonur cosmodrome successfully completed technological operations for assembly of the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft with the transfer compartment. According to the schedule of preparational works, by the end of this week the following works will be performed: ship inspection, rolling of the head fairing, transporting of the head part of the "Progress MS-11" spacecraft to the Assembly and Testing building of the launch vehicle for a general assembly with the "Soyuz 2.1a" rocket , the general assembly, the meeting of the technical management and the State Commission on the readiness of the space rocket and the launch pad for launch. The launch of the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft by the "Soyuz-2.1a" launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 4, 2019.

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March 22, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome preparational works continues for the launch of the "Soyuz-2.1a" launch vehicle with the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft. The operations of refueling the "Progress MS-11" with fuel components and compressed gases were successfully performed by RSC "Energia" specialists on March 20 and 21. The launch is scheduled for April 4, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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March 14, 2019

On March 14, 2019 at 22:14 Moscow time, the launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" with a "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft was launched from site № 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. At 22:23, the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft was regularly separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle in a near-earth orbit and continued its autonomous flight to the International Space Station under the guidance of specialists from the Russian Mission Control Center. On board of the "Soyuz MS-12" are the members of the ISS-59/60 long-term expedition - Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.

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March 13, 2019

Today, on March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the main and backup crews of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft and confirmed the readiness of the "Soyuz-FG / Soyuz MS-12" rocket-space complex and the ground infrastructure to the launch according to the International Space Station (ISS) program. The launch of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft with the crew of the next long expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019 from site № 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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March 12, 2019

Today, on March 12, the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft was roll out from the Assembly and Test building to the launch pad. Works began on the program of the first launch day. The launch of "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft with the crew of the next long expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019. The main crew of the ISS-59/60 includes Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.

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March 11, 2019

Today, on March 11, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome issued a decision on the readiness of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft and "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle for roll out and installation on the launch pad. The launch of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft with the crew of the next long expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019 from site № 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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March 11, 2019

In the morning of March 10, at the site № 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome in accordance with the pre-launch preparation plan, the main crew (Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch) and the back-up crew (Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan) of the 59 / 60th long expedition to the ISS began a control checkup inspection of the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft. After the introductory briefing, the cosmonauts and astronauts checked the composition and placement of cargo and equipment in the descent vehicle and the living compartment. According to the pre-launch tradition, the main and backup crews of the ISS-59/60 also visited the Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum, famous for its unique collection of exhibits.

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March 6, 2019

The specialists of the RSC "Energia" at the Baikonur cosmodrome continue to work on the preparation for the flight of the space rocket with the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft to the International Space Station. In accordance with the preparation schedule on March 6, the author's inspection of the ship was performed. In addition, technological operations of the head fairing rolling of the "Soyuz-FG" rocket were performed. Earlier, on March 4, the spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment of the launch vehicle.

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