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 launch vehicle with the Progress MS-12 cargo vehicle has been installed on the launch pad

July 28, 2019

Today, July 28, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-12 cargo transport vehicle was rolled out from the assembly and test facility and installed on the launch pad of site 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Activities under the launch minus two days program began.

The launch teams of specialists of RSC Energia and other core enterprises of Roscosmos perform processing operations at the launch site. Pre-launch tests of systems and assemblies of the rocket-space complex are carried out, the onboard and the ground equipment interface is checked.

The launch of the Progress MS-12 cargo transport vehicle from the Baikonur launch site is scheduled for July 31, 2019. 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 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 Podnik 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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