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.

Before that, the upper stage passed the pneumatic vacuum and electrical tests.

Works on refueling “Fregat” in accordance with the schedule will be held from 1 to 22 June.

After finishing of the refueling, the upper stage will be delivered to the Assembly and Testing building of the spacecrafts for the assembly of the head part.

Now the specialists of Roscosmos enterprises are preparing the hydrometeorological spacecraft “Meteor-M” № 2-2 for launch.

The day before the engineers have successfully completed a comprehensive electrical tests.

Specialists of the Vostochny Space Center together with the RSC “Progress” are preparing the parts of the launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1b” in the Assembly and Testing building of the launch vehicles.

In the near future they will begin to assemble the “package” (blocks of the first and second stages) of the carrier.

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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