TMA11_launch
November 7, 2013

Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-11M manned spacecraft having new ISS mission crew onboard was successfully launched from #1 launchpad (“Gagarin’s pad”) of Baikonur spaceport.

Some minutes later Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft entered far rendezvous orbit , – Roscosmos representative reported.
Soyuz TMA-11M successfully separated from Soyuz-FG booster 3rd stage, – the spokesman also stated.

The docking with the ISS is scheduled for November 7, 14.31 Moscow time and will be carried out in automatic mode. This flight is of great importance as new crew will bring Olympic torch to the ISS. On November 9 Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky will carry the torch into the open space. Then the torch will be delivered back to the Earth and will light the Olympic fire on the Stadium during Sochi Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Image credit – RIA Novosti

comments

More from this category:
Land-Roman
May 14, 2013

According to press-service of Mission Control Center,  the Soyuz TMA-07M landing capsule touched the ground at 06:31 Moscow time (02.31 GMT) on Tuesday morning in…

full story
1553198622
December 12, 2014

Baikonur specialists go on preparing Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Yamal-401 space device for the launch. On December 11 in accordance with the…

full story
1261293039
November 10, 2015

The Americans suggested Russia increasing the quantity of one-year ISS missions so that 12 missions have accomplished experiments to prepare for long-distance spaceflights by 2024,…

full story
Interheliozond
May 15, 2013

Roscosmos invited bid for construction of solar exploration complex. The total of the contract exceeds 30  million US dollars as was stated at Government procurement…

full story
1485518315
February 21, 2017

Progress MS-05 cargo vehicle, the first one after Progres MS-04 accident will deliver to the ISS apples, oranges, grapefruits, porridge (4 variants) and some sauces…

full story
Mars-One
December 12, 2013

American Company Lockheed Martin and British Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. got the contract for development of Mars landing probe and orbital device that will be…

full story
scene composition: litho, frame 22
June 19, 2014

ISS reboost maneuver was shifted from June 18 to June 25, – Mission Control Centre representatives report. “Orbit will be adjusted on June 25, –…

full story
IMG_10112014_121003
November 10, 2014

At 06:58, Moscow time (03:58, local time),  on November 10 Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft descent module successfully landed in Arkalyk region. The landing took place nominally….

full story