ISS-66 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

Flight engineers:
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Akihiko Hoshide
Anton Shkaplerov



Final assembly of the launch vehicle with spacecraft-module Progress M-NM

November 19, 2021

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the final assembly of the launch vehicle carrying cargo transportation spacecraft-module Progress M-NM designed to deliver Node Module Prichal to the International Space Station took place.

Today 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-2.1b with Progress M-NM in the integration and test facility of Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. 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.

The multi-purpose Node Module Prichal developed and built by S.P.Korolev RSC Energia is designed to enhance the engineering and operational capabilities of the ISS Russian Segment. The launch of Progress M-NM carrying NM Prichal is scheduled for November 24, 2021. The spacecraft-module shall deliver to the ISS about 700 kg of various cargo, including hardware and consumables, water purification means, medical monitoring and sanitary and hygienic items, maintenance and repair tools, as well as standard food rations for the ISS-66 Expedition crewmembers.




October 28, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-18 is launched
October 5, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-19 is launched



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