ISS-65 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Akihiko Hoshide

Flight engineers:
leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Tomas Pesquet



Progress MS-16 sent to final assembly with the launch vehicle

February 10, 2021

At Baikonur Launch Site, drawing to a close is the processing of cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-16 for the launch under the program of the 77th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Today Progress MS-16 integrated into the ascent unit was prepared for transportation to the final assembly with the launch vehicle. Specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos turned the spacecraft into a horizontal position, loaded it into a special railway car and transported to Area 31 integration and test facility.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying Progress MS-16 is scheduled for February 15, 2021 from the Baikonur Launch Site. The spacecraft is to deliver to the ISS 600 kg of resupply propellant, 420 liters of portable water of Rodnik system and 40.5 kg of compressed gases with additional nitrogen supplies, as well as about 1 400 kg of various equipment and materials including hardware for onboard control and life support systems, repair and recovery assembly, kits for space experiments, medical monitoring and sanitary and hygienic items, articles of clothing, standard food ratios and fresh products for the current Expedition crewmembers.




June 30, 2021
The launch of LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-17 is planned
April 9, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-18 is launched



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