Launch vehicle to be started from Baikonur

09 July, 2018, 10:56 247
Launch vehicle to be started from Baikonur

The start is scheduled on July 10 at 00.51 MSK.

The launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a with the Progress MS-09 transport cargo vehicle was carried to the launch pad No.31 of Bailkonur Cosmodrome and installed in the launch system, reports with a reference to a website of the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities.

The works following the first launch day have started, general tests and analysis of telemetric information are planned.

Today, a meeting of the State Commission will be held, that should give a permit to supply the spacecraft with fuel and for a start of Soyuz-2.1a following the planned time – on July 10, 00.51 MSK.

The cargo vehicle will deliver fuel, compressed gasses, water, scientific equipment and components for life-support system, as well as containers with foods, clothing, medications and personal care for members of the crew.  

The start is planned to be broadcast on the website of Roscosmos and on an official page of the State Corporation on VKontakte on July 9, starting at 10.5 PM MSK.