ISS-63 mission


ISS-62/63

ISS crew:

Commander -
Christopher Cassidy
Flight engineers:
Anatoly Ivanishin
Ivan Wagner


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Soyuz MS-17 vacuum chamber tests completed
September 18, 2020

Soyuz MS-17 vacuum chamber tests completed Specialists from RSC Energia and SC Yuzhnyi completed leak tests of the Soyuz MS-17 manned transportation spacecraft in the vacuum chamber of the integration and test facility at Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site.
The pneumatic vacuum test cycle of large space hardware using a helium-air medium in test volumes is the most objective method of monitoring stringent requirements for pressurization integrity of the spacecraft compartments and onboard systems under ground conditions.
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Nauka module pre-launch processing is in good progress at Baikonur Nauka module pre-launch processing is in good progress at Baikonur
September 11, 2020 ...

The next phase of Nauka module processing for launch to the International Space Station has begun at the Baikonur launch site. Preparations for factory check tests are in progress. After the module arrival at the assembly and test facility of Area No. 254 of the Baikonur launch site, operations were carried out to prepare Nauka for reloading and installation at the processing station.



Prelaunch Processing of Manned Transportation Spacecraft Soyuz S-17 Prelaunch Processing of Manned Transportation Spacecraft Soyuz S-17
September 10, 2020 ...

At the Baikonur launch site, RSC Energia specialists continue operations according to the preflight test schedule of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-17.
After delivery to the launch site, Soyuz MS-17 stayed in a storage mode at the integration and test facility in Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site. On August 4, the spacecraft was activated and installed in the processing facility for planned operations to be performed in the initial ground processing phase. At present the spacecraft is undergoing stand-alone tests, successfully completing a cycle of check activations of the service hardware and tests of onboard systems, diagnostics of electronic computing and radio-navigation equipment. The next Soyuz MS-17 processing phase will comprise a leak test of the spacecraft compartments in the vacuum chamber of the integration and test facility in Area 254.



Space Odyssey Space Odyssey
August 26, 2020 More...

Held in Vladivostok, at the premises of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet (NPF), were training sessions for the military personnel involved in search and rescue of Soyuz MS crew transportation spacecraft under the ISS program. Taking part in them were specialists from the RSC Energia search and rescue department, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Rosaviation, Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia and Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.



Nauka module is being installed at the workstation Nauka module is being installed at the workstation
August 26, 2020 More...

On August 21, 2020 specialists from S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia and Khrunichev Space Center (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) are accepting and installing the Nauka module at the workstation at the Baikonur Launch Site.



60th anniversary of Belka’s and Strelka’s mission 60th anniversary of Belkas and Strelkas mission
August 19, 2020 More...

On August 19, 1960 a three-stage launch vehicle was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrying the second satellite-spaceship 1K, which was a prototype of the manned spacecraft Vostok. Under the program of preparations for the worlds first manned space mission, the spacecraft put into orbit some living beings who later safely returned to the Earth.



Baiterek Project Agreement Baiterek Project Agreement
July 30, 2020 More...

Today, July 30, 2020 a ceremony was held to sign an agreement to conclude a contract between Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (which is a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) and the joint venture Baiterek to provide services in support of the development of Space Rocket System Baiterek based on a new-generation medium space rocket for launching unmanned spacecraft.



Progress MS-15 Spacecraft forming part of the ISS Progress MS-15 Spacecraft forming part of the ISS
July 23, 2020 More...

Three hours and 19 minutes after the launch, on July 23, 2020 at 20: 45 Moscow time, the Progress MS-15 cargo transportation spacecraft developed and manufactured by RSC Energia nominally docked to the Pirs docking compartment of the Russian segment of the International space station. The proximity and docking operations were performed in an automatic mode under control of the specialists from the Mission Control Center of TsNIIMash (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) and Russian ISS-63 crewmembers, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.



Cargo Transportation Spacecraft Progress MS-15 launch Cargo Transportation Spacecraft Progress MS-15 launched from the Baikonur Launch Site
July 23, 2020 More...

Today cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-15 developed and manufactured by RSC Energia was launched from Baikonur Launch Site under the program of the 76th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Medium capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a carrying logistics spacecraft Progress MS-15 lifted off from Launch Pad No.31 at 17:26:21 Moscow time. In 8 minutes 49 seconds after the lift-off contact the spacecraft separated from the upper stage block and entered a planned orbit.




Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

October 11, 2020 - 15 years since the day when Sergei Krikalev exceeded the absolute world record with regard to the total time spent in space, which was established in 1999 by Sergei Avdeev: Sergei Avdeev - 747 days 14 hours 12 minutes (within 3 flights), Sergei Krikalev - 803 days 09 hours 38 minutes (within 6 flights).

October 4, 2020 - 55 years since the launch of automatic station Luna-7.

October 1, 2020 - 15 years since the launch of the ninth Russian visiting crew to the ISS. The third space tourist Gregory Olsen was within the crew.

Launches

October, 2020
The launch of LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-17 is planned
July 23, 2020
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-15 is launched

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