Category : Baikonur spaceport
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May 21, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome the preparation for the launch of the "Soyuz MS-13" spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) is in process. Today spacecraft was tested for leak tightness in a vacuum chamber, after which specialists from Roskosmos enterprises performed its transportation to the Assembly and Testing building for further works. The launch of a "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with a spacecraft "Soyuz MS-13" is scheduled for July 20, 2019.

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May 20, 2019

On May 17, the assembly of the head part of the "Proton-M" space rocket for the launch of the Russian communications satellite "Yamal-601" began at the Baikonur cosmodrome. Currently, the "Yamal-601" assembled with the transition system developed by the Khrunichev Space Center. After completing the electrical checks of the “assembly” of the "Yamal-601" spacecraft with transition system, experts will assemble it with the "Breeze-M" upper stage. The launch of the "Proton-M" launch vehicle with the "Breeze-M" upper stage and the "Yamal-601" satellite will be performed in the interests of Gazprom Space Systems.

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May 16, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome the preparational works for the launch of the "Soyuz MS-14" spacecraft began. The "Soyuz-2.1a" launch vehicle stages were unloaded from the transportation cars in the Assembly and Testing facility of site № 31. Launch is scheduled for August 22, 2019.

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May 15, 2019

On May 14 specialists of RSC "Energia" and "Yuzhny" Space Center performed the transportation of the "Soyuz MS-13" spacecraft into a vacuum chamber at the Baikonur cosmodrome for further leak tests. The launch of the "Soyuz MS-13" spacecraft to the International Space Station is scheduled for July 20, 2019 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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May 7, 2019

Preparations for the launch of the "Soyuz MS-15" spacecraft began at the Baikonur cosmodrome. In the Assembly and Testing building of site № 112 unloading of the stages of the "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle from the carriages was performed.

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April 26, 2019

On April 25, the Space Astrophysical Observatory "Spectrum-RG" was delivered from Sheremetyevo International Airport by AN-124-100 aircraft to Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch of the spacecraft into orbit will be carried out by the "Proton-M" carrier rocket (produced by Khrunichev Space Center) and the DM-03 upper stage (produced by RSC "Energia"). Launch is scheduled for June 21, 2019.

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April 24, 2019

The "Proton-M" launch vehicle, used to launch the "Yamal-601" satellite in the interests of Gazprom Space Systems, today, on April 24, was transported from the Khrunichev Space Center in Moscow to the Baikonur cosmodrome. Th train with components of the "Proton-M" launch vehicle (three stages of the launch vehicle, upper stage, transitional system for spacecraft installation and head fairing) arrived at the Tyura-Tam train station of the cosmodrome and after passing through customs formalities was transported to the technical complex "Proton". The "Yamal-601" satellite was manufactured by the French company Thales Alenia Space France according to the order of Gazprom Space Systems for the renovation and development of the Russian orbital "Yamal" group. The "Yamal-60" satellite will replace the "Yamal-202" satellite in orbit and will provide fixed-line communications and data services in the C-band for a large part of Russia, as well as in the CIS and Europe , Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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April 9, 2019

9 launches of "Soyuz" rockets with OneWeb space satellites will be performed from the Baikonur cosmodrome, 8 launches - from the Vostochny cosmodrome. “The first launch of OneWeb satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome is planned to be held in the fourth quarter of 2019, from the Vostochny - in the second quarter of 2020”, Glavkosmos CEO (branch of Roskosmos), Dmitry Loskutov said to RIA Novosti. Now specialists are preparing areas for fall of the "Soyuz" stages in Yakutia and Kazakhstan.

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April 4, 2019

The "Progress MS-11" cargo spaceship at 17:22 (Moscow time) docked to the IInternational Space Station (ISS) and became the fastest spacecraft in the history of flights to the ISS: the time from launch to docking was 3 hours 21minutes. Earlier at 14:01(Moscow time), "Progress MS-11" was launched from launch pad № 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Previously, the title of record holder belonged to the "Progress MS-09", which docked with the ISS 3 hours 40 minutes after the launch.

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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 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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