At the Baikonur cosmodrome preparational works continues for the launch of the “Progress MS-11” cargo spacecraft.
Today, in accordance with the schedule, RSC “Energia” specialists performed a design inspection of the ship and technological operations of rolling the head fairing of the launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1a”.
On the weekend it is planned to transport the head unit with the “Progress MS- 11” cargo spacecraft to the Assembly and Testing building for a general assembly with the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket, a general assembly, a meeting of the technical management and the State Commission on the readiness of the space rocket and the launch pad.
The launch of the “Progress MS-11” cargo spacecraft by the “Soyuz-2.1a” launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 4, 2019.
The purpose of the flight is to deliver on board of the International Space Station fuel, water and other cargoes, necessary for the further operation of the station in manned mode.