Category : Baikonur spaceport
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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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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