RSC Energia: Progress ÌS-05 delivered cargo to the ISS
February 27, 2017
On February 24, at 11:30 Moscow time the new-series cargo transport vehicle Progress ÌS-05 successfully docked to the Docking Compartment (DC1) Pirs of the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia: Cargo Vehicle Progress ÌÑ-05 was launched to the ISS
February 22, 2017
On February 22, 2017 at 08:58:33 Moscow time the medium-capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-U with the cargo vehicle was launched from Site No.1 (Gagarin’s launch pad) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Progress MS-05 was performing a classical two-day rendezvous with the station. The docking was conducted in an automatic mode.
Today, on February 22, new-series transport cargo vehicle (TCV) Progress ÌÑ-05 developed and manufactured by RSC Energia was successfully put into low Earth orbit by launch vehice Soyuz-U and is headed for the International Space Station (ISS).
10 years since the foundation of the Baikonur branch office of RSC Energia
February 21, 2017
On February 22, 2017 at 08:58:33 Moscow time the launch vehicle with the cargo spacecraft was launched from Site No.1 (Gagarin’s launch pad) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. According to telemetry data, the vehicle separation from the third stage of the launch vehicle occurred on schedule. The deployment of antennas and solar array panels was detected. The vehicle was taken under control and started a classical four-orbit rendezvous with the ISS.
The branch office of Rocket and Space Corporation Energia at Baikonur launch site (Kazakhstan) is celebrating 10th anniversary of its foundation.
RSC Energia: Thirty one years from the launch of the Core Module of Station Mir
February 20, 2017
Nowadays this very important subdivision of the Corporation is engaged in final pre-launch processing of manned and cargo transportation spacecraft of Soyuz and Progress type, modules of the Russian Segment of the ISS, unmanned spacecraft and upper stages of Block DM series.
On February 20, 1986 launch vehicle Proton carrying core module of Orbital Complex Mir lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
RSC Energia: The State Commission admitted the launch vehicle with Progress MS-05 to installation on the launch pad
February 19, 2017
Launch of core module has marked the start of construction of the Soviet/Russian multi-module research orbital station designed by NPO Energia (currently RSC Energia). The module was equipped with six docking assemblies. For ten years, modules Kvant, Kvant-2, technological module Cristal, optical module Spectr, research module Priroda and the docking compartment intended to receive the US Space Shuttles docked to the Core Module one after another. Two hundred and eighty organizations under the authority of 20 ministries worked on the development of Station Mir.
The representatives of the Technical Management and State Commission on Baikonur cosmodrome issued a decision on readiness of the rocket and space complex consisting of new-series transport cargo vehicle Progress MS-05 and launch vehicle Soyuz-U for roll-out and erection at the launch pad.
RSC Energia: Progress MS-05 logistics vehicle has been transported for integration with the launch vehicle
February 17, 2017
Today, the final integration of the rocket and space complex has been successfully completed. In the course of the day the nose assembly with the vehicle was mated to the third stage of the rocket at the integration and checkout facility of launch vehicles.
The new-series logistics vehicle Progress ÌÑ-05 within the orbital module was transported for final integration with launch vehicle Soyuz-U.
RSC Energia: Designers’ Inspection of Progress MS-05 Cargo Vehicle
February 17, 2017
The transportation was performed by rail. A set of processing activities for final integration will be conducted at the integration and checkout facility of the launch vehicles within the processing operations.
RSC Energia specialists (being part of SC ROSCOSMOS) working at Baikonur launch site have conducted designers’ inspection of the cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-05 and performed encapsulation of the medium launch vehicle Soyuz-U.
RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress ÌS-05 is mated to the Transfer Compartment
February 16, 2017
The vehicle preparations for the launch are being performed at the spacecraft processing facility at the Baikonur launch site.
Specialists from RSC Energia (being part of SC ROSCOSMOS) successfully performed a set of processing operations in Baikonur cosmodrome on mating transport cargo vehicle Progress ÌS-05 to the transfer compartment.
RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress MS-05 has been filled with propellant components
February 14, 2017
The vehicle prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS) is under way in the spacecraft assembly and testing facility in Baikonur cosmodrome.
Today on February 14 specialists of RSC Energia (is a part of SC ROSCOSMOS) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully completed a set of technological operations for filling cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases at the filling station.
RSC Energia: 45 years since the launch of Luna-20
February 14, 2017
After this procedure the cargo vehicle has been delivered to Spacecraft Assembly & Testing Facilities (SC A&TF) and installed in the jig for further prelaunch processing.
On February 14, 1972 Luna-20 was launched from Baikonur. It is automatic interplanetary station (AIS) which for the first time delivered to the Earth the lunar soil samples taken in an inaccessible continental region of the moon.
Cargo Vehicle Progress ÌÑ-05 is admitted for propellant fueling
February 10, 2017
The station was injected into the flight trajectory toward the moon by the Proton-K launch vehicle. In four days after the launch AIS was transferred to a circular selenocentric orbit. The soft landing on the Moon’s surface was made on February 21 in the mountainous region between Mare Fecundidatis and Mare Crisium.
Today, on February 10, the Technical Management and the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome confirmed the readiness of transport cargo vehicle Progress ÌÑ-05 for propellant fueling and compressed gases filling.
RSC Energia is among CanSat-2017 leaders
February 6, 2017
In accordance with the decision announced at the end of the meeting, the cargo vehicle combined propulsion system (CPS) and fueling system are admitted for operations on the fueling station. The fueling station equipment is ready for operation.
A solemn ceremony of closing winter session of the Air Engineering School CanSat-2017 VI Russian Championship, which is a joint scientific and educational project of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Roscosmos for launching school atmospheric probes, took place in the Corporation.
RSC Energia: a project to launch small satellites from cargo spacecraft
February 6, 2017
167 contestants and their tutors having arrived from 60 cities of Russia gathered at ZAO ZEM RSC Energia Center of technologies’ development and personnel training. They had behind four days of intense work and study in CanSat Winter School, which took place at auditoriums and laboratories of Lomonosov Moscow State University, where children presented and defended their projects.
Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia (a part of Roscosmos) has plans to involve the leading Russian scientific centers and universities into a project to launch small Cubesat satellites using cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS.
Progress MS-03 cargo spacecraft has completed its mission
February 1, 2017
The project calls for installation of special containers for insertion of small spacecraft into their target orbit on the outer surface of a cargo spacecraft. These might be commercial, educational or applied satellites with the size of up to 6U. Cargo spacecraft Progress MS are launched on a regular basis three times a year within the framework of logistics support for the International Space Station (ISS).
The new-series cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-03, developed and built by RSC Energia, has been successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS), de-orbited, and brought down in the Pacific Ocean as scheduled.
According to the Mission Control Center, the cargo spacecraft departed from the docking compartment Pirs (DC-1) of the ISS Russian Segment at 17:25 Moscow Time on January 31, 2017 and began its free flight. After a while the main engine fired a de-orbit burn. The spacecraft began to descend and reentered the atmosphere. According to calculations of trajectory specialists at the MCC, its structural elements that had not burned up in the atmosphere impacted an area in the Pacific Ocean located far off the shipping lanes on January 31 at 21:24 Moscow Time.