MCC. Program of work in open space completed
August 18, 2017
ROSCOSMOS cosmonauts Fyodor YURCHIKHIN and Sergei RYAZANSKI have completed their first, in 2017, spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) under the Russian program. The cosmonauts have accomplished their tasks.
The Energia Corporation is developing a draft design for the Soyuz-5 medium-class launch vehicle complex
August 11, 2017
The egress hatch was closed by the cosmonauts who had returned to the orbital station on August 18 at 01:11 Moscow Time. The duration of Fyodor YURCHIKHIN’s and Sergei RYAZANSKI’s stay in open space was 7 hours 34 minutes.
Work is performed in compliance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation where RSC Energia is identified as the prime contractor of space rocket complex (SRC).
Completion of thermal vacuum test of the Angosat spacecraft
August 10, 2017
The following enterprises of State Corporation ROSCOSMOS: RSC Progress, FSUE TsENKI, etc. are the work co-executors.
Flight tests of new Russian launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-5 are planned to be conducted for 2022 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
According to the RSC Energia work schedule, SC Angosat thermal vacuum tests which were conducted at Federal Public Enterprise STC RSI have been completed.
ROSCOSMOS. Completion of flight tests of the Progress MS CTV
August 8, 2017
The tests were carried out in thermal vacuum chamber VK600/300 where the following space conditions were simulated: ultrahigh vacuum, “black” space cold, heating by the Sun and heat reflected from the Earth, change of in-orbit position.
The flight tests of the Progress MS modernized cargo transport vehicle (CTV) have been successfully completed. The new series vehicle tests were carried out during the flights of the Progress MS and Progress MS-02 CTV and also during the flight of the Progress MS-03 CTV as the passed tests. The flight test program has been fulfilled in full scope. According to the results of the test program in early August 2017, an appropriate Order is signed.