Category : ISS
July 1, 2019

On June 28, 2019, after the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission and the pre-flight press conference, the main crew (Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan) and the back-up crew (Sergey Ryzhikov, Thomas Marshburn and Soichi Noguchi) of the ISS-60/61 visited memorable places, associated with the history of the cosmonautics. The cosmonauts and astronauts laid flowers and paid tribute to the chief designer of the spacecrafts Sergey Korolev, the discoverer of the space Yuri Gagarin and other cosmonauts, buried in the necropolis near the Kremlin wall.

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June 25, 2019

The crew of the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft, undocked today from the International Space Station (ISS), safely returned to Earth. The landing capsule with cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain landed on June 25, 2019 at 05:48 (Moscow time).

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June 24, 2019

The work of the 59th long expedition is being completed at the International Space Station (ISS). The crew members of the "Soyuz MS-11" spacecraft - Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain are preparing to return to Earth. The closing of the access hatches between the "Soyuz MS-11" and the ISS is scheduled at 23:10 (Moscow time) on June 24, undocking - at 02:25 (Moscow time) on June 25 and landing of the descent vehicle - at 05:49 (Moscow time) in 148 km south-east of Zhezkazgan (Kazakhstan).

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June 8, 2019

After passing the theoretical examinations, the ISS-60/61 crews began practical tests on simulators. Today, the commanders of the main and backup crews of the "Soyuz MS-13" sapcecraft Alexander Skvortsov and Sergey Ryzhikov passed the examination exercises on the specialized "Teleoperator" simulator for testing the teleoperative control of the "Progress MS" cargo spaceship. The commanders of the main and backup crews of "Soyuz MS-13" spacecraft brilliantly passed the task, having received excellent marks on the exam. The Commission, chaired by Valery Korzun, Head of the 1st Department of the GCTC, Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, noted the clarity of reporting and determining the relative motion parameters of "Progress MS" spacecraft and the ISS, as well as confident and competent actions of operators.

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June 5, 2019

On 4 June 2019, in accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station (ISS), the "Progress MS-10" cargo spaceship, having completed its mission, undocked from the ISS. The fall of the fireproof elements of the cargo ship structure occurred at 15:29 (Moscow time) in a given area of the non-navigable Pacific Ocean waters. "Progress MS-10" was a member of the orbital station from November 18, 2018.

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May 30, 2019

The commander of the International Space Station, Oleg Kononenko, and flight engineer Alexey Ovchinin completed the first spacewalk in 2019 under the Russian program, having worked outside the orbital station for 6 hours and 1 minute. For the ISS commander Oleg Kononenko, this was the fifth spacewalk, and for Alexey Ovchinin - the first in his career. The crew of the 59th international expedition continues the flight program.

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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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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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March 15, 2019

The crew of the "Soyuz MS-12" transport manned spacecraft on March 15, 2019, at 06:10 Moscow time, went on board of the International Space Station (ISS). The "Soyuz-FG" launch vehicle with the "Soyuz MS-12" spacecraft, that delivered the Russian-American crew to the ISS, was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 14, 2019 at 22:14 Moscow time. The docking in the automatic mode was made on March 15, 2019 at 04:02 Moscow time after the ship approached the station according to the four-turn scheme.

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