Category : Baikonur spaceport
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November 13, 2018

At the Baikonur cosmodrome, preparations are continuing for the launches of the "Soyuz MS-11" manned spacecraft and the "Progress MS-10" cargo spacecraft. During the preparation of the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft, the inspection of the ship’s systems and compartments for leak tightness in a vacuum chamber using helium-air conditions was successfully completed. The launch of the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft is scheduled for December 3, 2018. Also at Baikonur cosmodrome the RSC "Energia" specialists conducted a design inspection of the "Progress MS-10" cargo ship and carried out technological operations on rolling the head fairing of the launch vehicle. The launch of the "Progress MS-10" cargo vehicle by the "Soyuz-FG" carrier rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for November 16, 2018 from the launch complex № 1 (Gagarinsky start).

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November 8, 2018

Experts of "RSC Energia" at the Baikonur cosmodrome on November 6 and 7 successfully completed the operations on refueling the "Progress MS-10" cargo vehicle with fuel components and compressed gases at the filling station. The launch of the "Progress MS-10" cargo vehicle by the "Soyuz-FG" carrier rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for November 16, 2018. The ship will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargoes, including dry cargo, fuel in tanks and refueling systems, water and compressed gases.

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October 24, 2018

October 24 is considered to be the black day in the history of Russian space exploration. On this date within three years period Russian cosmonautics faced two terrible accidents with heavy losses. Since then no launches are planned for this date and more over no serious maintenance operations are accomplished. October 24 is also considered to be as fallen rocket specialists memorial day.

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October 23, 2018

Roscosmos has not yet confirmed the exact dates of the launches to the ISS, the discussion is in progress. The launch schedule will be settled after the commission work on the investigation of the Soyuz-FG accident is done, says Vladimir Ustimenko, the Roscosmos representative. Earlier, a number of Russian news agencies announced that the Soyuz MS-11 launch date would be December 3 and the docked Soyuz MS-09 was to be back on December 20.

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October 12, 2018

The Tu-134 aircraft with Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague landed at the Chkalovsky airfield in Moscow region. The health conditions of the Russian cosmonaut and the American astronaut are fine.

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October 12, 2018

The State Commission for Investigation of the Emergency Situation with the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle and the "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft under the leadership of the General Director of Roscosmos State Corporation Dmitry Rogozin began to work at Baikonur on October 10. Dmitry Rogozin instructed to submit the results of the commission in the near future. Yesterday the crew of "Soyuz MS-10" ( Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague) arrived at Baikonur to conduct an additional survey, at the moment their state of health is good. Today the crew members will arrive in Moscow.

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October 11, 2018

During the launch of the "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft, an emergency situation occurred. The crew of the ship is alive and got in touch! Rescuers have already moved to the search and evacuation of Alexei Ovchinin and Nick Hag.ue Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roskosmos State Corporation, flew to the place of the crew landing.

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October 10, 2018

Today, on October 10, 2018, a traditional press conference of the “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft crews was held at the Testing and Training Complex of the GCTC at Baikonur. Earlier, the State Commission approved the crews of the ship. In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station, on October 11, 2018, at 11:40 Moscow time, the “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the site No. 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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October 9, 2018

Today, on October 9, the "Soyuz-FG" medium-class launch vehicle with the "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft was removed from the assembly and test building and installed on the launch complex of the site No. 1 "Gagarinsky Start" of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch of the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft with the crew of the next long-term expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 11, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are in the main crew of the ISS-57/58. Their backup is Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

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October 8, 2018

Today, on October 8, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome issued an opinion on the readiness of the "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft and the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle to be exported and installed on launch complex. Removal of the launch vehicle with "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft from the assembly and test complex and its installation on the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome will be held tomorrow, October 9. The launch of the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with "Soyuz MS-10" spacecraft with the crew of the next long-term expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 11, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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