ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi



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.

Earlier at 17: 26: 21 Moscow time, Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was successfully launched from Launch Pad 31 of the Baikonur Launch Site by the launch teams of enterprises of Roscosmos State Corporation, which after 529 seconds injected Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft into an artificial earth satellite orbit. The proximity and docking operations with the ISS were carried out using a two-orbit rendezvous profile.

The space cargo vehicle delivered to the station cargo with a total mass of more than 2.5 tons, required to maintain the ISS flight in a manned mode and implement the scientific and applied research program onboard the station. After completing necessary interface integrity checks, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will open the transfer hatches and perform final operations to remove the docking mechanism, transfer the Progress power supply system to the combined power supply, and deactivate the spacecraft.




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