ISS-66 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

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




The general assembly of the Soyuz-2.1 launch vehicle with the Progress MS-12 cargo vehicle has been completed

July 26, 2019

On July 26 at the Baikonur launch site specialists of RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos successfully completed the general assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-12 cargo vehicle. The payload unit with the cargo vehicle and the third stage was mated with the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle cluster (stages 1 and 2).

Representatives of the technical management and the State Commission issued a conclusion about readiness for roll-out and installation of the launch vehicle on Pad No. 31 of the Launch Site.

The launch of the Progress MS-12 vehicle is scheduled for July 31.

The flight purpose is to deliver to the International Space Station propellant, water and other cargo required for further operation of the Station in the manned mode.

The cargo vehicle will deliver to the ISS Station 1.2 tons of dry cargo, more than a ton of propellant in tanks of the refueling system, 420 kg of water in tanks of the Rodnik system and also 50 kg of compressed gas in bottles. The cargo compartment stowage contains the science equipment, completing parts for the life-support system, as well as containers with foodstuff, clothing, medical drugs and the personal hygiene aids for the crewmembers.




October 28, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-18 is launched
October 5, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-19 is launched



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