Node Module Prichal went to Baikonur
July 31, 2021
At S.P.Korolev RSC Energia integration and test facility (ITF) proof tests of Node Module (NM) Prichal as part of cargo transportation spacecraft-module Progress M-NM are finished. Today, the spacecraft was transported to the processing facility of the Baikonur cosmodrome to continue assembly and pre-flight processing per the schedule of further assembly of the International Space Station Russian Segment (ISS RS).
Roscosmos. Hatches between Nauka module and the ISS are open
July 30, 2021
On Thursday, July 21, 2021, at 16:29:06 Moscow Time, the multi-purpose laboratory module Nauka that had been launched on July 21, 2021 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome docked with the International Space Station. Today, at 20:47 Moscow Time, Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitski and Petr Dubrov opened transfer hatches and entered into the new Russian module Nauka.
Prelaunch Processing of Spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-19 began in Baikonur
July 30, 2021
Operations on activation and preparation of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-19 for the final preflight tests phase are completed at the integration and test facility (ITF) in Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site.
Nauka module is now a part of the ISS!
July 29, 2021
In accordance with the International Space Station mission plan, today, July 29, 2021, at 16:29:01 Moscow Time, the Multi-purpose Laboratory Module Nauka docked with the nadir docking port on Service Module Zvezda of the ISS Russian Segment. According to telemetry data and reports from the ISS crew, the on-board systems of the space station and Nauka module operate normally.
In memory of Oleg Dmitrievich Baklanov
July 29, 2021
July 28, 2021, saw the passing away, at the age of 89, of a captain of the USSR space industry, First Deputy Chairman of the USSR Defense Council, and, in the last few decades, an advisor to the general director of RSC Energia, Oleg Dmitrievich Baklanov. To the last days of his life he was dedicated to our country’s space industry, and devoted his energy, knowledge and vast experience to the cause of the development of rocket and space technology, supporting Corporation’s advanced projects to further develop the manned space flight.
Roscosmos. Nauka is in orbit!
July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021, at 17:58:25 Moscow Time, launch vehicle Proton-M carrying the multi-purpose laboratory module Nauka lifted off launch pad No.39 of Site No.200 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. According to telemetry data, all the launch vehicle flight events (staging and payload fairing jettison) went normally.
Pirs module and Progress MS-16 spacecraft missions completed
July 26, 2021
On Monday, July 26 2021, at 13:55:33 Moscow Time, the stack consisting of the docking compartment/module Pirs and Progress MS-16 logistics spacecraft undocked from the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Having moved it to a safe distance from the ISS, the specialists from the Lead Operations Control Team for the ISS Russian Segment (RSC Energia, which is a part of the State Corporation Roscosmos) started controlled de-orbit maneuvers.
State Commission attests launch readiness of Proton-M
July 21, 2021
On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Baikonur launch site the State Commission for conducting flight tests of manned space systems reviewed the results of ground developmental tests and the findings of the technical management with respect to the readiness of the Proton-M launch vehicle with the multi-purpose laboratory module Nauka.
Nauka is on the launch pad
July 17, 2021
Intensive processing activities continue at the Baikonur launch site in preparation for the launch of the launch vehicle Proton-M carrying the multi-purpose laboratory module Nauka. In accordance with the work flow, on July 17, 2021 the integrated launch vehicle was transported to and erected on the launch pad of Site No.200.
Launch vehicle Proton-M roll-out is to take place on July 17
July 16, 2021
Preparations are completed at the Baikonur launch site for the roll-out to the launch pad of the launch vehicle Proton-M carrying the multi-purpose laboratory module Nauka. Its launch from the launch pad No.39 of Site No.200 is scheduled for July 21, 2021 at 17:58:21 Moscow Time.
Proton-M launch vehicle integration under way at Baikonur
July 14, 2021
Completed at Baikonur launch site are processing operations to mate the ascent unit consisting of Nauka module, the payload fairing and interstage section with the stack of three rocket stages of the Proton-M launch vehicle.
Development of a new rendezvous profile during the flight of the resupply spacecraft Progress MS-17
July 12, 2021
The final assembly of the integrated launch vehicle Proton-M/Nauka completes pre-launch operations under the program of launching the multi-purpose module to the ISS at the processing facility of Site No.92. Upon completion of checks of electrical connections between the launch vehicle and the ascent unit, the integrated launch vehicle will be ready for roll-out to the launch pad.
On July 2, 2021, in accordance with the mission plan of the International Space Station (ISS), the resupply spacecraft Progress MS-17 docked with module MRM2 Poisk of the ISS Russian Segment (RS). In the course of carrying out the program of the free flight of the spacecraft, specialists from S.P. Korolev RSC Energia started developmental testing of individual elements of the future one-orbit profile for autonomous rendezvous with the ISS under supervision of the Lead Operations Control Team of the ISS RS Mission Control Center.
Progress ÌS-17 successfully docked to the ISS
July 2, 2021
In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station, the docking of cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-17, which was launched from Baikonur two days before, was completed on July 2, 2021 at 03:59:41 Moscow time. The final approach and docking operations to Poisk module were performed automatically under the direction of specialists of the TsNIIMash flight control center, Lead Operational Control Team of S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (forms part of the State Corporation Roscosmos) and Russian crewmembers of the ISS-65 expedition, Roscosmos cosmonauts Îleg Novitskiy and Petr Dubrov.