Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is mated to the adapter section
March 30, 2020
At the Baikonur launch site the pre-launch processing of the integrated launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-16 manned transportation spacecraft for launch scheduled on April 9 is being continued.
Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft has been fueled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 28, 2020
In accordance with the processing schedule, the specialists from RSC Energia and specialized enterprises of Roscosmos performed a set of processing operations on mating the Soyuz MS-16 to the adapter section of the launch vehicle upper stage block. The adapter section makes part of the ascent unit and ensures a mechanical coupling of the spacecraft with the payload fairing, as well as integration of Soyuz MS-16 command interface into the Soyuz-2.1a onboard control system.
At the Baikonur launch site the specialists from RSC Energia completed fueling of manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-16 with propellant components and compressed gases.
After fueling the spacecraft was transported to the integration and test facility, and installed on the dynamic bench for further processing operations. According to the prelaunch processing schedule on March 30 the spacecraft will be mated to the adapter section of the launch vehicle.
Progress MS-14 vacuum chamber tests complete
March 27, 2020
Specialists from RSC Energia and Space Center Yuzhnyi working at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed leak tests on the cargo transportation spacecraft (CTS) Progress MS-14 in the vacuum chamber of the Area 254 processing facility.
Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is admitted to fueling
March 26, 2020
On March 25, a meeting of the Technical Management was held at the Baikonur launch site, where a decision was taken to admit Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft to fueling.
Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft crews proceeded to their final training session
March 25, 2020
Specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos are proceeding to planned operations for fueling the spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases. Upon completion of the activities at the filling station, Soyuz MS-16 will be brought back to the Integration and Test Facility at Site 254.
The final pre-flight training session of the prime and backup crews of Soyuz MS-16 transport manned spacecraft under the program of the ISS 62/63 Expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS) began at the Baikonur Launch Site.
Crews of Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft arrived at Baikonur
March 24, 2020
The prime an backup crews of Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site to complete their pre-flight training under the 62/63 expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS). They were met at the airfield Krainii by members of the Technical Management and the State Commission.
March 23, 2001 the flight of the Mir orbital complex was completed
March 23, 2020
The Mir Orbital Complex (OC) is the First International Space Scientific Laboratory created by the cooperation of the rocket and space industry enterprises with the leading role of NPO Energia (today RSC Energia). The unique operation to deorbit more than 130-ton large-size structure was implemented for the first time in the world with filigree accuracy.
Soyuz MS-16 solar array check
March 20, 2020
At the processing facility of Area 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome preparations continue for the launch of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-16. Yesterday, specialists from RSC Energia and Space Center Yuzhny successfully completed a scheduled operation of Check Insolation for the solar arrays of the spacecraft power supply system.
RSC Energia. Council of chief designers
March 19, 2020
RSC Energia (which is a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) held a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS).
55 years since the first step by man into the Universe
March 18, 2020
A report about the tasks involved in preparing for launch a Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-16 was made by the general director of RSC Energia Nikolai Sevastianov. The upcoming launch will mark the second phase in the flight testing of the rocket and space system which includes the launch vehicle Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz MS-series spacecraft.
“LO AND BEHOLD! MAN HAS STEPPED OUT INTO OUTER SPACE”.
Testing of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft in the vacuum chamber has been completed
March 13, 2020
These were the words which went down in world history as the announcement of the first spacewalk, and the person who made the announcement was the commander of Voskhod-2 spacecraft Pavel Belyaev. Exactly 55 years ago, on March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov performed his spacewalk. This milestone event marked the next step in the humankind’s march towards the Universe. Heroism, dedication and professionalism of Alexei Leonov added his name forever to the the history of spaceflight.
At the Baikonur cosmodrome specialists of RSC Energia and the Yuzhny Space Center completed the leak tests of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft in the vacuum chamber of the assembly & testing facilities of site 254.
Yury Nikolaevich Koptev is eighty
March 13, 2020
On March 13 Yury Nikolaevich Koptev, laureate of State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Federation, Doctor of Sciences, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of the Rocket and Space Industry of the Russian Federation marks the 80th anniversary.
RSC Energia museum has been replenished with a new exhibit
March 13, 2020
On March 12 the opening of a new exhibit – small arms of personal survival kit (SAPSK) TP-82 developed on the initiative of the USSR pilot-cosmonaut, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union A.A. Leonov occurred at the museum of RSC Energia. The event was timed to the first man spacewalk fifty five years ago on March 18, 1965.
“Tea-Drinking” with the Soyuz MS-16 crew
March 3, 2020
The management of RSC Energia headed by General Director Nikolai Sevastianov met with crews of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft: the prime crew consisting of Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner, Chris Cassidy and the backup crew consisting of Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Babkin, Stephen Bowen resuming a tea-drinking tradition at the Corporation before the flight.
30 years of Progress M-3 cargo vehicle
March 1, 2020
Thirty years ago, on March 1, 1990, Progress M-3 cargo vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the Mir manned orbital station carrying the sixth primary expedition crew.
On March 3, 1990 Progress M-3 automatically docked to Kvant module of the Mir orbital complex (Core module – Kvant – Kvant-2 - Soyuz TM-9). Apart from the life-support equipment, experiment kits and propellant the vehicle delivered a new Salyut-5B on-board digital computer complex (ODCC).