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The launch vehicle with the first Progress MC vehicle of a new series has been installed at the launch site

December 19, 2015

Today, on December 19 the Soyuz 2.1 launch vehicle of medium class with the first Progress MC cargo transport vehicle (CTV) of a new series is rolled out from the assembly & testing facilities and installed in a vertical position at launch site No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The launch of the Progress MC CTV with cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on December 21. It will be the first launch of transport vehicle of new series MC. The modernized cargo vehicle will deliver about 2.5 t of different cargo including “dry” cargo, propellant, water and compressed oxygen to the ISS.

In the activities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome specialists of RSC Energia and other leading enterprises of rocket-space industry involved in the development and processing of the Soyuz 2.1 LV/Progress MC CTV rocket-space complex and also in the support of the ground infrastructure operation take part.

 

OAO RSC Energia is a leading enterprise of rocket-space industry, the prime organization for manned space systems. The Corporation is working to develop unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and inter-orbital transfer), high-tech systems for various applications to be used in non-space fields. Since August 2014 the Corporation is headed by Vladimir Solntsev.

 

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