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July 11, 2018
On 10 July 2018, at 12:51AM Moscow Time, the Baikonur cosmodrome saw the latest successful launch of Soyuz-2.1a space rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS). Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket was used to put the Progress MS-09 cargo spacecraft into the low earth orbit.
Following the spacecraft’s initial drop from the third stage of the carrier rocket, the cargo spacecraft began its flight to the ISS.
Soyuz-2.1A carrying Progress MS-09 cargo launch
It is planned that the cargo spacecraft’s approach to the station and its berthing to the Pirs docking compartment of the Russian segment of the ISS will be done automatically, under the guidance of the specialists of the Chief Operating Control Group of the Russian segment of the ISS working at the Mission Control Center and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopyev.
Progress MS-09 will deliver to the International Space Station over two tons of various cargo, including fuel, air, equipment for maintaining the station in working order, care packages and crew life support instruments.
MISSION CONTROL CENTER - Progress MS-09 Cargo Spacecraft has docked to the ISS, using first-ever double-loop rendezvous scheme
On 10 July 2018, at 4:31AM Moscow time, Progress MS-09 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked the International Space Station. For the first time in the history of Progress flights, the in-space rendezvous of the cargo ship with the ISS took place using a short double-loop scheme. The flying time from the moment of spacecraft’s start to the moment of its docking to the orbital station equalled 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Progress MS-09 cargo spacecraft was docked at the Pirs docking compartment. The berthing was done automatically, under the guidance of the specialists of the Chief Operating Control Group of the Russian segment of the ISS and the Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev and Sergei Prokopiev who were working from the ISS.
Progress MS-09 cargo spacecraft delivered to the International Space Station over two tons of cargo, including fuel, air, equipment for maintaining the station in workin order, care packages for the astronauts and crew life support instruments.
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