Category : Baikonur spaceport
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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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April 1, 2019

Today, on April 1, the "Soyuz-2.1a" rocket with a "Progress MS-11" cargo spaceship was rolled out from the Assembly and Testing Building and installed at the launch pad № 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The RSC "Energia" specialists and other enterprises of Roscosmos performing pre-launch technological operations at the launch complex. The launch of the "Progress MS-11" cargo spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 4, 2019.

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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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