July 16, 2020
Categories: ISS, Progress, Russia, Soyuz, Space

Preparation works for Progress MS-15 cargo vehicle launch are under way at Baikonur.

In accordance with the schedule RSC Energia and specialists of some other space industries accomplished a complex of operations to joint Progress MS-vehicle with adapter module of booster’s third stage. Adapter module is a part of the space head and provides for mechanical connection between the vehicle and nose fairing as well as Progress MS-15 command interface integration into Soyuz-2.1a booster control system.

Technical specialists have already examined Soyuz MS-15 at special test facility of the integration and assembly building and verified vehicle’s readiness for the launch.

The launch of Progress MS-15 was planned for July 23, 2020, and will be accomplished from pad #31 of Baikonur launchpad.

Photo credit: RSC Energia

 

 

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