Roscosmos Approved the Schedule of Flights to the International Space Station for 2019
OREANDA-NEWS The schedule of flights to the International Space Station (ISS) was approved by Roscosmos on Monday. This was reported by Head of the Cosmonaut Training Center - Pavel Vlasov.
"Yes, it was approved for 2019," Vlasov answered the question of whether the schedule of flights to the ISS was approved.
According to him, this year there will be three launches of manned "Unions". They will mainly fly to the ISS on a four-turn scheme (about six hours). At the same time, the cosmonaut's flight from the United Arab Emirates remained in the plans for September 25.
"Yes, it is planned this way. Now it is necessary to finalize the documents with partners. The intention and plan of such voiced", - said Vlasov.
Now at Cosmonaut Training Center two cosmonauts are preparing to fly: from the United Arab Emirates - Hazaa al Mansouri and the Sultan EN-Niade flight that will leave one of them, the second will be a backup. At the station, the first cosmonaut from this country should spend about a week and return together with the crew of the manned spacecraft Soyuz.
Earlier, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS that Russian missiles will be sent this year from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International space station (ISS) three cargo spacecraft "Progress of MS" and three manned "Soyuz MS" with new crews. Also, a test unmanned launch of the Soyuz 2.1 a rocket is planned, its date is still unknown. Now all manned ships are sent to the ISS with the help of Soyuz-FG missiles. As previously reported, the Federal space Agency plans this year to complete the operation of these vehicles and to start to send a Soyuz spacecraft to the station with the help of rockets "Soyuz-2.1 a".
The first launch of Soyuz MS-12 to the ISS is scheduled for March 14. The next in the schedule is the launch of the Soyuz-2.1 a rocket with the Progress MS-11 cargo ship, the launch of the carrier is scheduled for April 4.
Then, on July 6, a manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-13 will go to the ISS, its launch will be carried out with the Soyuz-FG rocket, after which the next "truck" - Progress MS-12 will fly to the station in the same month, on July 31, the launch will be carried out on the Soyuz-2.1 a rocket. On September 25, after almost a two-month break, the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket with the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-14 is scheduled. The final launch of the ISS program this year will be the launch of the Progress MS-13 cargo ship on the Soyuz-2.1 a rocket on December, 20.