1483462261
February 22, 2017

The first after December accident Progress cargo vehicle was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport, – Mission Control Centre representative reported.
Progress MS-05 will deliver to the ISS about 2,5 tons of various cargoes incl. fuel, water, pressurized gases. Apart from scientific equipment and constituent parts for life support system there are also containers with foodstuffs, garments, medicines and personal hygiene means for crew members. Apart from the “typical set of fruits and vegetables” consisting of apples and oranges the cosmonauts will get 4 kinds of porridge and cranberry-apple sauce for meat dishes.
The vehicle has already successfully separated from the booster. According to the schedule it is to dock with the ISS on February 24, 11.34, Moscow time.
The previous cargo vehicle (Progress MS-04) crashed on December 1, 2016. According to State Commission conclusion most probably the accident was caused by Soyuz –U booster third stage tanks leak due to foreign particles in oxidizer pump. After the accident Commission made a decision to send third stages of all Soyuz boosters to the manufacturing plant for additional check. Third stage thruster of the last Soyuz-U was replaced.
Roscosmos also reported that this launch will be the last one of Soyuz-U booster that has been used since 1973 and was the most popular in the history of Soviet and Russian space exploration. It was launched 788 times and only 22 launches were off-nominal.

comments

More from this category:
911-500x331
June 25, 2014

Angara-1.2PP booster will be rolled-out to the launchpad of Plesetsk spaceport (Arkhangelsk region) today, on June 25.  The decision was taken by State Commission meeting…

full story
1013840137
July 2, 2014

The reason of Angara booster first test launch from Plesetsk spaceport shift was the leak of oxidizer line pressurization valve venting, – the spokesman for…

full story
4027178
June 11, 2015

The descent module of Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 42/43 crew made a successful landing 148 km to the South…

full story
2hUGOOZf5FQ
June 20, 2014

The specialists go on working for ISS program realization. In 254 launchpad integration building of Baikonur spaceport two cargo space vehicles progress M-24M and Progress…

full story
Proton_express
March 17, 2014

Proton M booster with Briz-M upper stage and two communication satellites of Express-AT series was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport. Briz-M upper stage that was…

full story
Soyuz-2.1b_launch
March 24, 2014

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched a Glonass navigation satellite into orbit early Monday morning from northwestern Russia, a spokesperson for the country’s aerospace defense forces…

full story
Progr-to-sink
February 11, 2014

Progress M-20M cargo vehicle, undocked from the ISS on February 3, 2014, that has been performing controlled flight for 8 days during which scientific experiment…

full story
HTV
August 13, 2013

A Japanese cargo freighter docked with the International Space Station on Friday, NASA said. Nicknamed Kounotori-2 (Japanese for “white stork”), the HTV-4 freighter docked with the station…

full story