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The general assembly has been completed The general assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-11 cargo transport vehicle has been completed
March 31, 2019 ...

On March 31, the general assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progess MS-11 cargo transport vehicle was completed. The payload module with the cargo vehicle and the third stage is mated with the package (stages 1 and 2) of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle.
Representatives of Technical Management and the State Commission issued a certificate of readiness for roll-out and erection of the launch vehicle on launch pad No. 31.



Progress MS-11 has been delivered to general assembly with the launch vehicle Progress MS-11 has been delivered to general assembly with the launch vehicle
March 30, 2019 ...

The prelaunch processing of cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-11 developed and manufactured by RSC Energia under the International Space Program continues.
Today, on March 30 the cargo vehicle within the payload module was prepared for transportation specialists of the Corporation provided tilting of the vehicle in a horizontal position and its reloading into a special car in which Progress MS-11 was then transported by rail to general assembly with the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle.



Progress MS-11 Progress MS-11 passed the designers inspection
March 29, 2019 ...

The prelaunch processing operations of transport cargo vehicle Progress MS-11 are in progress at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Today per the work schedule specialists from RSC Energia conducted the designers inspection of the vehicle and also performed processing operations for the fairing encapsulation of launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-2.1a.



CV Progress MS-11 Cargo Transport Vehicle Progress MS-11 is Mated to the Transfer Compartment
March 28, 2019 ...

Today, on March 28, RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully performed processing operations for the Progress MS-11 cargo transport vehicle (CTV) mating with the transfer compartment.
The prelaunch processing of the vehicle under the International Space Station (ISS) is being performed at the spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility (SC ATF) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.



RSC Energia: visit of the State Duma deputies RSC Energia: visit of the State Duma deputies
March 22, 2019 ...

Today, on March 22, a delegation of the State Duma deputies members of the United Russia faction headed by Sergei Neverov, Head of the faction in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation visited the Energia Corporation.



Progress MS-11 logistics spacecraft RSC Energia: The Progress MS-11 cargo vehicle fueling has been completed
March 22, 2019 ...

Processing operations for the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-11 cargo transport vehicle continue at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
RSC Energia specialists successfully performed fueling of the Progress MS-11 cargo vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases on March 20 and 21.



Progress MS-11 logistics spacecraft received authorization to proceed with fuelling Progress MS-11 logistics spacecraft received authorization to proceed with fuelling
March 19, 2019 ...

Preparations continue for the launch of logistics spacecraft Progress MS-11 under the International Space Station (ISS) program.
Today, March 19, the technical management held a meeting which confirmed the readiness of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-11 for filling with propellant components and compressed gases, and the decision was made to proceed with the fuelling of the spacecraft.



The launch  of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 docked the ISS
March 15, 2019 ...

Today, on March 15, at 04:02 Moscow time manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 successfully docked the International Space Station (the ISS).
The spacecraft crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and flight engineers NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.
Onboard the International Space Station the Soyuz MS-12 crew was met by the ISS-59 expedition commander Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and flight engineers CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.



State Commission approved crews of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft State Commission approved crews of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft
March 13, 2019 ...

Today, March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the prime and the backup crews of the Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft and confirmed readiness of rocket-space complex Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-12 and the ground infrastructure for launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program.
The prime crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (the crew commander), NASA astronauts Nick Haque (flight-engineer) and Christina Koch (flight engineer-2). Their approved backups are Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.



Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-12 CTS is on the launch pad Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-12 CTS is on the launch pad
March 12, 2019 ...

Today, March 12, ILV Soyuz was rolled out from the processing facility to the launch pad. The medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with the Crew Transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 is erected on the launch pad of Area No.1 (Gagarins launch pad) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Activities under the program of the first launch day have begun.



Launch vehicle integrated with crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 cleared for roll-out and erection on the launch pad Launch vehicle integrated with crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 cleared for roll-out and erection on the launch pad
March 11, 2019 ...

Today, March 11, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome made a decision on the readiness of the space transportation system consisting of the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) SoyuzMS-12 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-FG to be rolled out and erected on the launch pad.
In the course of one day, specialists from RSC Energia and other leading companies in the rocket and space industry have successfully completed final sequence of operations to assemble the integrated launch vehicle.



Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft
March 11, 2019 ...

In accordance with the pre-launch processing plan on March 10 the crews of the upcoming expedition to the ISS conducted the second fit check a check inspection of the launch-ready spacecraft.
After a briefing, the main and the backup crews took their seats in the spacecraft, familiarized themselves with locations of the payloads and equipment in the descent vehicle and the orbital module, checked the operability of various systems, including communications system, in test mode.



Nikolai  Sevastianov RSC Energia: Nikolai Sevastianov was elected as the General Director
March 6, 2019 ...

On March 5, by the decision of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of RSC Energia held in the form of voting by correspondence, elected as the General Director of the Corporation was Nikolai Nikolaevich Sevastianov.



RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft complete RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft complete
March 6, 2019 ...

Energia corporation specialists working at the Baikonur launch site continue preparing the integrated launch vehicle with the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 for its launch to the International Space Station (ISS).
Preparations for the launch scheduled for March 14, 2019, from the launch pad No.1 (Gagarins launch pad), are under way in the processing facility of the launch site.



RSC Energia:   Soyuz MS-12 mated to adapter section RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-12 mated to adapter section
March 4, 2019 ...

At Baikonur launch site preparations continue for the planned on March 14 launch of launch vehicle integrated with Soyuz MS-12 to the International Space Station.
On Saturday, March 2, the spacecraft was transferred to the pre-launch processing facility after having been filled with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further prelaunch processing operations.



RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 filled with propellant components and compressed gases RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 filled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 2, 2019 ...

At Baikonur launch site RSC Energia specialists have completed operations to fill the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 with propellant components and compressed gases.
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing. According to the pre-launch processing schedule on March 4 the spacecraft will be mated to the transfer compartment.





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