ISS-63 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Christopher Cassidy
Flight engineers:
Anatoly Ivanishin
Ivan Wagner



Roscosmos. Progress S-12 being a part of the ISS

August 1, 2019

On July 31, 2019 at 18:29:17 Moscow time cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-12 successfully docked to Pirs module of the International Space Station. The duration from the lift-off to docking was 3 hours 19 minutes, that makes it the fastest spacecraft in the history of flights to the ISS. The previous record belongs to the previous Progress, the duration of its flight to the Station was 3 hours 21 minutes.

Earlier today, the cargo vehicle normally lifted off from Launch Pad No. 31 of the Baikonur launch site at 15:10 Moscow time. Its free flight was under control of specialists of the Lead Operational Control Team of the International Space Station Russian Segment at MCC. The process of rendezvous with the ISS was monitored by Roscosmos cosmonauts, i.e. ISS crew commander Alexei Ovchinin and flight engineer Alexandr Skvortsov.

Progress S-12 cargo vehicle delivered to the ISS 1.2 tons of dry cargo, more than one ton of propellant in the refueling system tanks, 420 kg of water in Rodnik system tanks, as well as 50 kg of compressed gas in bottles. Stowed in the cargo compartment are science equipment, components for the life support system and also food containers, clothing, drugs, personal hygiene means for the crewmembers.


Photo from Roscosmos



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