Category : Soyuz
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June 10, 2019

At the Vostochny cosmodrome, specialists of Roscosmos enterprises - “TSENKI” and RSC "Progress" (members of Roscosmos State Corporation), in accordance with the preparation schedule, completed the mechanical assembly of the “package” (first and second stages) of the launch vehicle "Soyuz-2.1b." The launch is scheduled for the beginning of July 2019, the "Soyuz-2.1b" rocket will launch the "Meteor-M" № 2-2 spacecraft into orbit.

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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 3, 2019

In accordance with the schedule, on June 1, 2019, specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (TSENKI company branch) and NPO Lavochkin (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) at the Vostochny cosmodrome transported the "Fregat" upper stage from the Assembly and Testing building of the spacecrafts to the refueling station for refueling with fuel components and compressed gases. The "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle will launch the "Meteor-M" № 2-2 spacecraft into orbit. This will be the fifth launch from the newest Russian cosmodrome.

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May 27, 2019

The "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Glonass-M" navigation satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. After the launch, the "Soyuz-2.1b" was taken under control of the ground-based equipment of the Russian Space Forces. This is the first launch of the "Soyuz-2" from Plesetsk this year.

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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 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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4-4-2019-VS22-liftoff-pano
April 5, 2019

Today, on April 4, 2019, the "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle with the "Fregat-MT" upper stage was successfully launched at 20:03 (Moscow time) from the Guiana Space Center with four European telecommunication satellites О3b, manufactured by Thales Alenia Space according to the order of the Luxembourg operator SES. Now their number in orbit is 16 satellites, and they provide high-speed mobile and fixed communications to residents. This launch was the 75th for the "Fregat" upper stage and the 22nd from the Guiana Space Center.

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April 3, 2019

The "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle with Fregat-MT upper stage and four European O3b satellites was rolled out and installed on the launch complex of Guiana Space Center on April 1. On the pre-launch days are also scheduled the autonomous checks of the "Fregat-MT" upper stage and the "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle, control and final tests, as well as checking of the starting readiness of the upper stage. Launch is scheduled for April 4 at 19:30 (Moscow time).

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