RSC Energia: Fuelling of Progress MS-12 logistics vehicle completed
July 19, 2019
Pre-launch processing activities continue at the Baikonur launch site in preparation for the launch of the launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a carrying the transportation logistics spacecraft Progress MS-12.
Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-13 CTS is on the launch pad
July 18, 2019
After the spacecraft has been loaded with propellant components and compressed gases, it was delivered to the processing facility and installed into the jig for final pre-launch processing operations.
Today, ILV Soyuz was rolled out from the processing facility to the launch pad. The medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-13 is erected on the launch pad of Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-13 permitted to roll out to the launch pad
July 17, 2019
Activities under the program of the first launch day have begun.
On July 16, the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-13 developed and built by RSC Energia was transported as a part of the ascent unit to the site where it was to be integrated with the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG.
Progress MS-12 logistics spacecraft received authorization to proceed with fuelling
July 16, 2019
Today, specialists from RSC Energia and other leading companies in the rocket and space industry have successfully completed the final sequence of operations to assemble the integrated space transportation system: the ascent unit containing the spacecraft was mated to the third stage of the rocket.
Preparations continue for the launch of logistics spacecraft Progress MS-12 under the International Space Station (ISS) program.
Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-13 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft
July 16, 2019
Today, July 16, the technical management held a meeting which confirmed the readiness of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-12 for filling with propellant components and compressed gases, and the decision was made to proceed with the fuelling of the spacecraft.
In accordance with the pre-launch processing plan on July 16 the crews of the upcoming expedition to the ISS conducted the second “fit check” – a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch-ready configuration.
Roscosmos: Spektr-RG is in orbit
July 15, 2019
Successfully launched from the Launch Pad No.81 of the Baikonur launch site on July 13, 2019 at 15:30:57 Moscow Time was a launch vehicle Proton-M with the upper stage Block DM-03 and space-based astrophysical observatory Spektr-RG. The launch and the flight went without any problems. That was the second launch of the launch vehicle of this type in 2019.
RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-13 crew transportation spacecraft complete
July 12, 2019
Energia corporation specialists working at the Baikonur launch site continue preparing the integrated launch vehicle with the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-13 for its launch to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-13 has been mated with the transfer compartment
July 10, 2019
In accordance with the pre-launch processing schedule, today, July 12, a designer’s inspection of the spacecraft was conducted an processing operations were performed to encapsulate the spacecraft into the payload fairing of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.
At the Baikonur cosmodrome preparations are continuing for the launch of the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia. Check of the Progress MS-12 solar arrays has been completed
July 9, 2019
Today, July 10, specialists of RSC Energia completed a set of technological operations for the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft mating with the transfer compartment of launch vehicle (LV).
The prelaunch processing of the Progress MS-12 cargo vehicle is in progress at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is fueled with propellant components and compressed gases
July 8, 2019
On July 8, 2019 specialists of RSC Energia and Space Center Yuzhny completed the check of solar arrays with check insolation.
Specialists RSC Energia and other enterprises of ROSCOSMOS completed operations for fueling the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases at the Baikonur Launch Site.
July 7, 2019
With regard to possible risks to the crew when landing the new manned spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean, please be advised of the following: Certain media took notice of some statements from an employee of RSC Energia who was taking part in the youth forum “Engineers of the Future 2019”. While not being a developer of the new manned system, our colleague, in a dialog with the students, made an inadvertent overstatement, which gave rise to unhealthy response and speculation. In this connection, we reaffirm our commitment to crew safety as the unconditional number-one priority of our manned spaceflight.
The crews of the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft began the final training phase
July 5, 2019
The final phase of training of prime and backup crews of the Soyuz MS-13 manned transport spacecraft for the flight to the International Space Station (the ISS) began at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Crews of Soyuz MS-13 have arrived at Baikonur
July 4, 2019
On July 4, 2019 the prime and the backup crews of manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-13 arrived at the Baikonur launch site to go through the final stages of prelaunch processing.
RSC Energia. Progress MS-12 successfully passed the leak test
July 2, 2019
The prime crew of the ISS-60/61 consists of Roscosmos cosmonauts Aleksandr Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan. Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov, NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Pre-launch processing of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-12 at the Baikonur launch site continues.
RSC Energia. Soyuz MS-13 solar array check complete
July 1, 2019
On July 1, 2019, specialists from RSC Energia and space center Yuzhny successfully completed leak tests of the spacecraft systems and compartments in vacuum chamber using a helium-air mixture.
At the processing facility of Site 254 of the Baikonur launch site, work teams from S.P.Korolev RSC Energia and the branch office of TsENKI – Space Center Yuzhny continue their work on the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-13.
RSC Energia held the annual general meeting of shareholders
July 1, 2019
Today a check insolation completed the checkout of the solar arrays (SA) of the spacecraft.
The Corporation’s annual general meeting of shareholders took place on June 29. The presidium of the meeting was represented by: the Chairman of the RSC Energia Board of Directors, deputy general director for international cooperation of State Corporation Roscosmos Sergei Saveliev, General Director of RSC Energia Nikolai Sevastianov, first deputy general director of RSC Energia Sergei Romanov, first deputy general designer for flight operation and testing of rocket and space systems of RSC Energia Vladimir Soloviev.