RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress МS-05 is mated to the Transfer Compartment
February 16, 2017
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 МS-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 МС-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 МС-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.