Baiterek Project Agreement
July 30, 2020
Today, July 30, 2020 a ceremony was held to sign an agreement to conclude a contract between Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (which is a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) and the joint venture Baiterek to provide services in support of the development of Space Rocket System Baiterek based on a new-generation medium space rocket for launching unmanned spacecraft.
Progress MS-15 Spacecraft forming part of the ISS
July 23, 2020
Three hours and 19 minutes after the launch, on July 23, 2020 at 20: 45 Moscow time, the Progress MS-15 cargo transportation spacecraft developed and manufactured by RSC Energia nominally docked to the Pirs docking compartment of the Russian segment of the International space station. The proximity and docking operations were performed in an automatic mode under control of the specialists from the Mission Control Center of TsNIIMash (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) and Russian ISS-63 crewmembers, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.
Cargo Transportation Spacecraft Progress MS-15 launched from the Baikonur Launch Site
July 23, 2020
Today cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 developed and manufactured by RSC Energia was launched from Baikonur Launch Site under the program of the 76th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Rocket with cargo spacecraft Progress MS-15 is installed on the launch pad
July 20, 2020
Medium capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a carrying logistics spacecraft Progress MS-15 lifted off from Launch Pad No.31 at 17:26:21 Moscow time. In 8 minutes 49 seconds after the lift-off contact the spacecraft separated from the upper stage block and entered a planned orbit.
Today integrated launch vehicle (ILV) Soyuz-2.1à with cargo transportation spacecraft Progress ÌS-15 was rolled out from the integration and test facility of the launch vehicle and erected on the launch pad of Area 31 of the Baikonur Launch Site.
Final assembly of launch vehicle with cargo spacecraft Progress MS-15
July 20, 2020
The launch teams began to perform processing operations on preflight testing of ILV systems and assemblies with the interface check of the onboard and ground equipment of the rocket and space complex.
At the Baikonur Launch Site, the prelaunch processing of cargo transportation vehicle Progress MS-15 under the program of the 76th resupply mission to the International Space Station is being completed.
Progress MS-15 sent to final assembly with the launch vehicle
July 17, 2020
On Saturday, July 18, the specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos performed a set of processing operations on the final assembly of integrated launch vehicle (ILV) Soyuz-2.1à with Progress MS-15 in the integration and test facility of Area 31 at the Baikonur Launch Site. Summarizing the results of the following meeting, the technical management and the State Commission drew a conclusion on ILV readiness for roll out and installation on the launch pad.
At Baikonur Launch Site, drawing to a close is the processing of cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 for the launch under the program of the 76th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the “handshake in orbit”
July 17, 2020
Today Progress MS-15, integrated into the ascent unit, was prepared for transportation to the final assembly with the launch vehicle. Specialists from RSC Energia turned the spacecraft into a horizontal position, loaded it into a special railway car and sent it to the Area 31 integration and test facility.
July 17, 1975 saw the world’s first docking in low Earth orbit of manned spacecraft from two different countries - the Soviet Soyuz-19 and US Apollo spacecraft. The historic docking was the result of international cooperation between two leading spacefaring nations within the framework of Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Progress MS-15 designers’ inspection and encapsulation into payload fairing are complete
July 16, 2020
Drawing to a close at Baikonur Launch Site is the processing of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 for the launch under the program of the 76th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia will hire the best graduates from Bauman Moscow State Technical University
July 16, 2020
Today, specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos have conducted designers’ inspection of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 installed in the integration and test rig and performed processing operations to encapsulate it into the payload fairing, and conducted the launch readiness checks within the ascent unit.
The magnificent six graduates of Bauman MSTU department of Rocket and Space Technology, whose training there was sponsored by RSC Energia were congratulated on their graduation by the heads of the department and the company during a formal ceremony.
Progress ÌS-15 mated to the adapter section
July 14, 2020
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year, the traditional diploma award ceremony with participation of graduates’ parents, teachers and tutors could not be held. However, the management of the company could not ignore the event, in the person of graduates’ representatives congratulated all the 50 young engineers of the class of 2020.
The processing of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 for the launch under the program of the 76th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) continues at the Baikonur Launch Site.
Filling of Progress MS-15 transportation spacecraft complete
July 13, 2020
As per schedule, specialists from RSC Energia and core companies of Roscosmos completed a sequence of operations to mate a cargo transportation spacecraft (CTS) Progress MS-15 to the adapter section of the third stage of the launch vehicle (LV). The adapter section is a part of the ascent unit and provides a mechanical link between the spacecraft and the payload fairing, as well as integration of the Progress MS-15 command interface into the onboard control system of the Soyuz-2.1a LV.
At Baikonur Launch Site RSC Energia specialists continue a scheduled processing of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 for the launch under the program of the 76th re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Twenty years from the launch of Zvezda Module
July 12, 2020
Upon completion of the filling operations the spacecraft was delivered to the integration and test facility and was installed into the dynamic test bench for performance of the final phases of pre-launch processing and stowing of cargo items and onboard documentation into the cargo compartment.
Twenty years ago, on July 12, 2000, the Proton heavy launch vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Launch Site. It delivered the Russian Zvezda Service Module (SM) to low Earth orbit. The new module has become the main Russian contribution to the development of the International Space Station (ISS).
Progress MS-15 cargo vehicle is admitted to fueling
July 9, 2020
The Zvezda module was developed by NPO Energia (now S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) playing the leading part in cooperation with domestic space industry enterprises as a replacement for the Mir Orbital Station. But since 1993, Zvezda SM had already been developed as one of the key elements of the International Space Station project within the frame of implementation of the Russia/US agreement on cooperation in space exploration.
The Technical Management meeting was held at the Baikonur Launch Site at which a decision was taken to admit Progress MS-15 cargo transportation spacecraft to fueling of the combined propulsion system and the cargo spacecraft refueling system.
Progress MS-13 cargo spacecraft has completed its mission
July 9, 2020
Before being transported to the filling station, the spacecraft was subject to check weighing and balancing at the integration and test facility of Area 254. As per schedule, specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos will perform planned operations on filling Progress MS-15 with fuel components and compressed gases. Upon completion of the fueling operations, the spacecraft will be brought back to Area 254 to continue its prelaunch processing.
Today, on July 9 under the International Space Station (ISS) flight program Progress MS-13 cargo transportation spacecraft, developed and built by RSC Energia, successfully completed its mission. On Wednesday at 21:22 Moscow time the spacecraft undocked from the Station.
Igor Ozar confirmed as RSC Eneria General Director by the shareholders’ meeting
July 6, 2020
On July 9 at 00:31 Moscow time the Progress MS-13 propulsion system fired a de-boost burn. Four minutes later it was disabled, and the spacecraft continued its orbital decay.
The extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of public company RSC Energia convened by the decision of the Board of Directors was held in the format of absent voting. There were five items on the agenda, including election of Igor Ozar to the position of the general director of the company. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of RSC Energia, the general director of State Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin. The reception of voting bulletins on the agenda issues was open until June 29. Holders of 1 229 512 shares cast their votes, which was 93.8% of the total number of allotted shares and secured a required meeting quorum.
Progress MS-15 solar array check complete
July 6, 2020
At the integration and test facility of Area 254 of the Baikonur Launch Site processing operations are in good progress for the launch of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15. Specialists from RSC Energia and Space Center Yuzhny completed a scheduled operation of check insolation for the solar arrays of the spacecraft onboard power supply system.