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LV Soyuz general integration is completed

February 8, 2018

Today, February 8, the overall assembly of space transportation system consisting of the new-series cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-08 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-2.1a has been successfully completed today. During the day, the orbital module with the spacecraft was mated to the third stage of the rocket at the launch vehicle processing facility.

At the end of the overall assembly representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome made a decision on the readiness of the space transportation system to be rolled out and erected on the launch pad.

Rolling-out of the launch vehicle with Progress MS-08 spacecraft from the processing facility and erecting it on the launch pad of Area 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome are planned for February 9.

The launch of cargo spacecraft Progress MS-08 under the International Space Station (ISS) program is scheduled for 11:58 Moscow Time on February 11, 2018.

The spacecraft will deliver to the station propellant components, compressed gases, water, scientific equipment and consumable for the life support system, as well as containers with food, clothing, medical supplies and personal hygiene items for the members of the crew.

 

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