Progress MS-03 won space pursuit to International Space Station

Automatic cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 launched on atop of Soyuz-U rocket on July 16, 2016, has docked to Pirs module of International Space Station.  Docking was performed autonomously with utilization of Progress’ Kurs-NA docking system. Progress spent in space over 48 hours and reached Station yesterday in the late evening. Procedure of docking was controlled […]

Progress and Dragon invades ISS !

Two robotic cargo spacecrafts will be launched in following days to support International Space Station with necessary supplies and hardware. Roscosmos and SpaceX both planned cargo missions to ISS for almost same time. Progress MS-03 will be launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1a on 16th July 2016 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch of this spacecraft (it is 64th […]

Progress-MS undocked from ISS Pirs module

Today under supervision of Mission Control Center in Korolev near Moscow, robotic cargo spacecraft Progress-MS performed successful undocking from International Space Station. Undocking was performed at 03:48 GMT from Pirs module nadir berthing port. It was end of mission of Progress MS-01, which docked to International Space Station on December 23, 2015, after two days […]

Progress arrived !

Russian robotic spacecraft with supplies for crew members docked to International Space Station yesterday. Russian resupply spacecraft, Progress-MS 66P, arrived to communication zone around ISS at 15:39 GMT and take course on rendez vous. Two Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Alexey Ovchinin started monitoring parameters of Progress and ready to take control over Progress in case problems during docking. […]

Monday spacewalk became milk run, all EVA objectives completed !

Astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra could be satisfied yesterday – all objectives for their spacewalk were completed as planned. Punctually at 12:45 GMT both astronauts were outside the ISS and starting to move towards jammed platform of Canadarm2. Objective was clear – repair platform to let it move to latch and lock in correct position. […]

Progress-MS launched !

Busy Monday morning in Baikonur Cosmodrome – Progress with supplies for ISS launched on atop Soyuz-2.1a. ISS does not exist without supplies provided by spacecrafts. This time, just before Christmas, Progress spacecraft was launched at 08:44 GMT from launch site 31/6. This mission would not be special, if not the fact of utilizing for the first time […]

Old but gold – First Progress-MS supply mission for ISS already on 21st November 2015

Planned launch of Progress-MS unmanned spacecraft with supplies for ISS with Soyuz-2.1a rocket from launch sit LC-31 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Progress spaceship has long history in ISS program. Designed back in the seventies as a supply spaceship for Salyut and Mir space stations. After Mir reentry, Progress became cargo spacecraft of choice for ISS resupplying […]