On Friday, A Soyuz-2.1a medium launch vehicle carrying Progress MS-13 lifted off from Launch Pad 31 at 12:34:11 Moscow time Dec 6. In 8 min 48 sec after the lift-off contact the vehicle normally separated from the third stage and was inserted into the planned orbit. T
he solar array panels were deployed according to the timeline. In the third orbit around the Earth Progress MS-13 started a three-day program of autonomous rendezvous with the ISS RS under control of specialists from the Lead Operational Control Team of the International Space Station Russian Segment (LOCT ISS RS) working at MCC.
Progress MS-13 shall deliver to the ISS 650 kg of propellant in the refueling system tanks and 46 kg of compressed gases in bottles, as well as 1.35 tons of cargo including 420 kg of water in the Rodnik system tanks, consumables of the ISS onboard systems, and devices for scientific and research experiments, clothing, and personal hygiene materials, drugs and food products for the current Expedition crewmembers.
Roscosmos officials earlier reported that technical problems had been discovered on board the Progress MS-13 space freighter, which was scheduled for launch on 1 December.
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Kennedy Space Center FL (UPI) Dec 05, 2019
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into a bright Florida sky Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the company's 19th cargo mission to the International Space Station.
The rocket, lifting off at 12:29 p.m., carried 5,700 pounds of supplies, experiments and a new version of the CIMON robot designed to interact with astronauts. The onboard robot is designed to float in the space station's habitat.
SpaceX had postponed a launch attempt Wednesday because of strong high-altitude winds ... read more