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Raumfahrt - Start von Soyuz-2.1a mit Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft

24.10.2021

Rocket with Russian wood painting style stickers to appear at Baikonur pad on October 25

The liftoff of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle, which will put the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft into orbit, is scheduled for 03:00 Moscow Time on October 28
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The State Commission decided to transport the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft to the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Roscosmos State Space Corporation revealed on Friday.

"The State Commission at the Baikonur Cosmodrome made a decision to clear the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle for rollout and installation at the launch pad on the morning of October 25," Roscosmos posted on Twitter.

The liftoff of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle, which will put the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft into orbit, is scheduled for 03:00 Moscow Time on October 28. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS on October 30.

Earlier, the space corporation posted snapshots on its website of the first and second rocket stages. The images featured stickers with Khokhloma ornaments, which originated in the eponymous village, now part of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The rocket also bears symbols in honor of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod.

Head of the Nutrition Department of the ISS Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Alexander Agureev, told TASS that nutrition packages, which include ready-made meal kits for the New Year's table will be delivered on the Progress MS-18 spacecraft.

Quelle: TASS

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Progress cargo ship relocated to new module at International Space Station

A Russian Progress supply ship docked with the new Nauka lab module at the International Space Station Friday, completing a 29-hour free flight after detaching from a different port at the complex.

The relocation positions the Progress spacecraft to assist with leak checks of the Nauka module’s propulsion system, which will be used to help control the space station’s attitude, or orientation, as it loops around Earth in orbit every hour-and-a-half.

The unpiloted Progress MS-17 supply ship undocked from the space station’s Poisk module at 7:42 p.m. EDT (2342 GMT) Wednesday and backed away to a distance of 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the orbital outpost.

Once the spacecraft was the proper distance from the station, the Progress initiated a new approach to the complex using space-based navigation and a Kurs rendezvous radar system. The automated approach culminated in a docking with the Nauka module at 12:21 a.m. EDT (0421 GMT) Friday.

The docking was the first link-up of a Progress cargo freighter with the Nauka module, which arrived at the space station July 29, becoming the largest addition to the research complex in more than a decade. A Soyuz crew ship relocated to the Nauka module last month before departing Oct. 16 to head for landing, freeing up the modules docking port for the Progress MS-17 supply ship.

Nauka, which means science, had a troubled flight to the space station after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 21. After encountering propulsion problems during the flight to the station, the Nauka module successfully docked with the Zvezda service module to wrap up the eight-day trip.

But hours after docking, thrusters on Nauka inadvertently started firing due to a software glitch. The thrusters forced the space station off its proper attitude and into a slow tumble. The station made one-and-a-half rotations before its other thrusters regained pointing control.

The Progress MS-17 spacecraft now docked to Nauka will perform leak checks of the module’s propellant lines over the next few weeks.

Russia’s new Prichal node module will take the place of the Progress MS-17 spacecraft at the Nauka docking port next month.

The Prichal module is scheduled for launch Nov. 24 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a Soyuz rocket, followed by docking to the Nauka module Nov. 26.

Once the Prichal module is in orbit on the way to the space station, the Progress MS-17 spacecraft will depart Nauka on Nov. 25, taking with it a docking adapter that launched with Nauka to temporarily accommodate Soyuz and Progress vehicles.

The Prichal module will become a standard docking location for visiting Soyuz crew ferry ships.

Quelle: SN 
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Update: 28.10.2021
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Raumfrachter bringt Weihnachtsgeschenke zur ISS

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Mal wieder eine schöne Linsenreflexion bei Startaufnahme, abzusehen wann es bei der Ufo-Fangemeinde auftaucht...

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Ein unbemannter Raumfrachter - auch mit Geschenken für Weihnachten und Neujahr an Bord - ist zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS aufgebrochen (siehe Video oben). Der Transporter vom russischen Typ Progress MS-18 startete in der Nacht auf Donnerstag vom Weltraumbahnhof Baikonur in Kasachstan in Zentralasien, wie die US-Raumfahrtbehörde Nasa mitteilte. Das Raumschiff soll am Samstag andocken.

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Nach Angaben der russischen Raumfahrtbehörde Roskosmos bringt es hauptsächlich Treibstoff, Wasser und Nahrungsmittel zur ISS. „Da der nächste Raumfrachter erst im Februar eintrifft, rechnen wir damit, dass wir Geschenke für die anstehenden Feiertage erhalten“, sagte der Kosmonaut Pjotr Dubrow. „Natürlich gibt es Pakete von Zuhause, Überraschungen, Briefe.“

Nussknacker für Weihnachtsstimmung
Für Weihnachtsstimmung auf dem Außenposten der Menschheit in 400 Kilometern Höhe soll zudem ein Nussknacker aus dem deutschen Erzgebirge sorgen, der bereits im August ins All gebracht worden war und für das sächsische Chemnitz als Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025 werben soll.

Der deutsche Astronaut Matthias Maurer dürfte sich besonders auf den Reisenussknacker aus seiner Heimat freuen. Er wird am Sonntag zur Raumstation aufbrechen. Derzeit halten sich insgesamt sieben Raumfahrer auf der ISS auf.

Quelle: krone.at

 

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