The State Corporation Roscosmos reports that preparations have begun at the Baikonur Cosmodrome for the upcoming launch of the Progress MS-15 transport cargo ship.
The device will go into orbit under the program of the International Space Station (ISS). The “truck” is to deliver fuel, food, water, equipment for scientific experiments and other cargoes necessary for operating the orbital complex in manned mode to the ISS.
Reportedly, specialists from the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia named after S.P. Korolev re-mothballed the spacecraft in the assembly and test building of platform No. 254 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. After that, the solar panels were inspected. In addition, specialists checked the pyro cartridge chains and prepared the device for electrical tests.
The launch of the ship to the International Space Station is tentatively scheduled for July 23.
Meanwhile, on July 8, the Progress MS-13 cargo ship, launched in December last year, should undock from the orbital complex. After parting with the ISS, this debris-filled vehicle will cease to exist, having collapsed in the dense layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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