Category : Progress
November 24, 2021

Soyuz 2.1b booster with Progress M-UM cargo vehicle specially modernized to deliver Prichal nodal module to the ISS was successfully launched from Baikonur. In a few minutes the booster has inserted the vehicle and module into the orbit. In two days Prichal will dock to the ISS.

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November 22, 2021

Rocket Soyuz-2.1b to orbit new Prichal module of Russian ISS segment planned to be launched on November 24 was successfully rolled out and installed onto the launchpad.   Later Roscosmos specified that service tower had been installed in vertical position and booster‘s communication lines were connected with ground-based equipment of the launchpad. Specialists have already started working according to the first launching day schedule.  

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November 10, 2021

Tonight Russian Mission Control Centre may accomplish debris avoidance maneuver aimed at protecting ISS from the debris of Chinese satellite. Roscosmos is scrutinizing the level of threat a fragment of Chinese meteosat may pose to the ISS. The meteosat was shot down in 2007 during the testing of anti-satellite weapon conducted by China. The fragment approaches the ISS at s dangerous distance at 03.56, Moscow time on November 12.

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October 28, 2021

Soyuz-2.1a booster with Progress MS-18 cargo vehicle successfully launched from pad #31 of Baikonur launchsite. Soyuz-2.1a booster decorated with Gorodets painting successfully inserted into the low-earth orbit. In celebration of 800-years anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod the side blocks of  the first and the third stages of the rocket were decorated with Gorodets painting. It will take Progress two days to reach the ISS. The docking is planned for October 30, 04.34, Moscow time.

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October 27, 2021

Active preparations continue at the Vostok launch complex of the Baikonur Cosmodrome for the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with Progress MS-18 cargo…

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October 25, 2021

Soyuz-2.1a booster with Progress MS-18 was rolled out from the integration building installed on the launchpad.  The rocket was decorated with Gorodets painting  to celebrate 800-years anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod.

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October 20, 2021

On Friday, October 15, 2021, in accordance with the integrated preparations schedule, the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket pneumatic tests for the…

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October 14, 2021

The specialists from the Yuzhny Space Center(a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities) and the…

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August 9, 2021

On August 9, 2021, Prichal node module together with Progress M-UM cargo vehicle was delivered at Tyuratam railway station for further assembly and prelaunch preparation at Baikonur technical facilities. Prichal insertion into the low-Earh orbit and integration in Russian ISS segment is planned for November 2021. Node module is designed to increase Russian ISS segment technical and operational capabilities. It will be docked to the node of Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

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August 2, 2021

One-orbit rendezvous scheme (takes approximately 2 hours) may be tested during the launch of Progress MS-20 cargo vehicle to the ISS in case all the elements necessary operate nominally in the framework of two prior cargo launches, - the Head of RSC Energia ballistics department Raphail Murtazin stated.

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