ISS-66 mission


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ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

Flight engineers:
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Akihiko Hoshide
Anton Shkaplerov


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October 29, 2014
Automatic Cargo Vehicle Progress M-25M is flying to the ISS

At 10:09:43 Moscow Time cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress M-25M was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. For the first time the launch of the cargo vehicle was provided using a new modification of the Soyuz-type launch vehicle with a designation as Soyuz-2.1a.

The purpose of the launch is to support further in-orbit operation of the International Space Station (ISS) in accordance with the Russian commitments under the project.

The main objective of the mission is to deliver about 2.4 tons of various cargo to the Station, which is required to continue the ISS mission in the manned mode, and provide living and working conditions for the crew.

The vehicle was injected into reference near-earth orbit with the following parameters: 51.67 deg. inclination, 192.8 km minimum altitude, 239.1 km maximum altitude, 88.53 min orbital period.

The onboard systems of the vehicle operate in design modes.

At the cosmodrome the vehicle prelaunch processing and launch operations were performed under the supervision of the State Commission and Technical Management for flight tests of manned space complexes.

According to telemetry information and the ISS prime crew (Expedition 41) reports the space station onboard systems operate in design modes.

The cargo vehicle docking to the Station is planned to be provided on October 29 at 16:09:19 Moscow Time.

 

For reference:

  1. In the vehicle compartments the following was delivered to the orbit: supplies of propellant, oxygen, air, water, food rations including fresh products; equipment to support the station systems and assemblies operation, hardware for making research and experiments, additional hardware for the Station Russian Segment modules, as well as parcels for the ISS crew.
  2. Currently the following cosmonauts and astronauts are working in near-earth orbit: Russian cosmonauts Maksim Suraev, Aleksandr Samokutyaev, Elena Serova, U.S. astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore, European astronaut Alexander Gerst.

 

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LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-18 is launched
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