The Launch vehicle with cargo vehicle Progress MS-10 is installed on the launch pad
November 14, 2018
Today, on November 14 launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-10 was rolled out from the integration and test facility and erected on the launch pad of Launch Site No. 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The L-2 days program activities began.
The rocket with Progress MS-10 is ready for installation on the launch pad
November 13, 2018
The launch crews of RSC Energia specialists and other organizations involved in prelaunch processing activities are performing final processing operations at the launch site. Prelaunch tests of the rocket and space complex systems and assemblies are being conducted, the onboard hardware and ground equipment interface is being checked out.
Today, on November 13 the general assembly of rocket and space complex (RSC) within cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-10 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-FG was successfully completed. The payload module with the vehicle was mated to the third stage of the rocket in the launch vehicle integration and test facility.
RSC Energia: a program of practical study for the personnel reserve was launched
November 13, 2018
Upon completion of the general assembly representatives of the Technical Management and State Commission on the Baikonur Launch Site issued a decision on readiness of the rocket and space complex for roll-out and erection on the launch pad.
On Monday, November 12, a practical study for representatives of the personnel reserve of the Roscosmos State Corporation began at RSC Energia. The program called the Chief Designer School will last five days. Top managers of ten leading enterprises and organizations of our industry take part in it.
Crew Transportation Spacecraft Soyuz MS-11: leak test complete
November 12, 2018
The main purpose of this special course is to develop the design horizons of reservists and study by them the activity spheres different from their professional training.
Preparations continue at Baikonur cosmodrome for the launch of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-11. A leak check of systems and compartments in a vacuum chamber using helium and air has been successfully completed. After that Soyuz MS-11 was transported to a rig where spacecraft are connected to the ground checkout systems.
Designer’s inspection of Progress MS-10 was conducted
November 12, 2018
The launch of Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is scheduled for December 3, 2018. Going on an expedition to the International Space Station is the crew consisting of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (commander), David Saint-Jacques (CSA, flight engineer) and Anne McClain (NASA, flight engineer).
Specialists from RSC Energia conducted the designer’s inspection of cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-10 and performed processing operations for encapsulation of the launch vehicle fairing.
Cargo Transport Vehicle Progress MS-10 is mated to the Transfer Compartment
November 10, 2018
This evening the payload module with Progress MS-10 CTV will be transported from the spacecraft assembly and testing facility to the launch vehicle integration and test facility. Per the preparatory work schedule the general assembly of the cargo transport vehicle with launch vehicle Soyuz FG will be provided tomorrow, November 13.
Today, on November 10, specialists from RSC Energia successfully performed processing operations at the Baikonur cosmodrome related to cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-10 mating to the transfer compartment.
ROSCOSMOS. The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements was headed by Fedor Yurchikhin
November 9, 2018
The vehicle preparation for the launch under the International Space Station program is being performed at the spacecraft assembly and testing facility (ATF) at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
The Cosmonautics and Aviation Center which is located in Cosmos Pavilion No. 34 at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements and actively develops education and enlightenment activities was headed by Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Hero of Russia Fedor Yurchkhin. As the Center President he will continue to popularize national cosmonautics.
Filling of Progress MS-10 spacecraft complete at Baikonur
November 8, 2018
On November 6 and 7 RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site successfully completed operations to fill a cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-10 with propellant components and compressed gases at the filling station.
Participants in the Space Olympiad will receive Energia-sponsored training
November 7, 2018
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for conducting final processing operations.
The winners and participants in the 26th International Space Olympiad for schoolchildren who will be high-school graduates in 2019 got invitations to receive Energia-sponsored training.
RSC Energia: Council of chief designers
November 7, 2018
Most of the teenagers who got invitations to study in the leading technical universities of the country, at the moment are studying at various educational establishments of the town of science of Korolev: its lyceums, high schools and vocational schools. In addition to this, the offer to become RSC Energia-sponsored college students received participants in the youth project CanSat-Engineering School representing the Corporation team.
On Tuesday, November 6, RSC Energia (which is included in State Corporation Roscosmos) held a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS).
Roscosmos. About a glitch in one of the computers on the ISS Russian Segment
November 6, 2018
The Council of Chief Designers reviewed the launch readiness of a Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) belonging to the Soyuz MS series and launch vehicle Soyuz-FG. Also discussed was the readiness of the ISS, of the launch and range facilities, equipment and personnel of LOCT and MCC, search and rescue vehicles, crew medical support, and of the Expedition crews for the upcoming work.
It is true that the so-called software readiness of one of the three computers on the ISS was lost, in other words there was a software failure. In order to restore the computer to good working order, the computer needs to be restarted.
Progress MS-10 logistics spacecraft received authorization to proceed with fuelling
November 6, 2018
Preparations continue for the launch of logistics spacecraft Progress MS-10 under the International Space Station program.
Experimental Machine-building Plant is 100 years old
November 1, 2018
The technical management at the Baikonur launch site have conformed that the spacecraft is ready for filling with propellant components and compressed gases.
According to the decision, authorization to proceed with operations at the filling station was given with regard to the integrated propulsion system and the refueling system of the logistics spacecraft. The filling station equipment is ready for the operations.
Today, November 1, the Experimental Machine-building Plant (ZEM) celebrates its one hundredth anniversary.
The results of the International Space Olympiad
October 29, 2018
This is a special date not only for the employees of the plant, but also for the entire rocket and space industry of our country. RSC Energia’ ZEM is not just the major employer in the town, although it was exactly because an ordnance plant was moved in 1918 to Podlipky, this quiet dacha community was turned into a workers’ settlement. Then the settlement became a town, and eventually a town of science named after the Chief Designer, the great Korolev.
The XXVI-th International Space Olympiad for schoolchildren is over. It was summed up on Friday in the science city of Korolev.
Vakhtang Dmitrievich Vachnadze (June 20, 1929 – October 25, 2018)
October 26, 2018
This year the Olympiad was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Russian module Zarya – the first module of the ISS and the 80th anniversary of the science city of Korolev. 115 schoolchildren from Russia and Belarus took part in ISO.
Vakhtang Vachnadze did no live to see the 100th anniversary of the plant he dedicated all his life to, dying just a few days before it. He was one of Korolev’s teammates and he was getting ready for this date as thoroughly as if he was preparing to launch man into space. As always, he was responsible for everything: he took upon himself a tremendous amount of work systematizing all the periods in the history of the Experimental Machine-building Plant (ZEM), held many meetings with veterans and young people, recalled himself (an he had an amazing memory!) and collected from various sources the names of the people who worked at the plant and were active participants in the development of all the famous products of Energia, to make sure their names stay in the history of the company and the space exploration.