Space truck “Progress MS-06” was launched from Baikonur

Space truck “Progress MS-06” was launched from Baikonur

Moscow. June 14. INTERFAX.RU — the carrier Rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” with the sixth transport cargo vehicle (THC), a new generation, “Progress MS-06” was launched Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International space station (ISS).

“The launch vehicle successfully”, — declared the speaker MCC on speakerphone.

START! Has lift-off! #ПрогрессМС06

— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) 14 Jun 2017

The ship “Progress MS-06” will deliver to the International space station more than 2 tons of various cargoes, including fuel, air, equipment to keep the station in working condition, parcels and money for life support of the crew.

As reported “Interfax” a source at Baikonur, onboard a truck among other things — a new Russian security nagruzhatel NS-1M for training astronauts, as well as four small satellites that during a spacewalk on August 17 will have to start manually, Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy.

“It’s about two student satellites “Tanya-SWSU”, calibration-adjusting the satellite “Sphere-53” and the companion “TNS-0 room 2”, the source said.

Specialists of the lead operations control team flight of the Russian segment of the International space station (RS ISS, LOCT) will begin flying cargo vehicle after its separation from the 3rd stage of the launch vehicle. The estimated time of separation of THC from the 3rd stage of the launch vehicle and launch vehicle into the desired orbit — 12:29:02 Moscow time.

The flight program provided for a two-day scheme of convergence of THC “Progress MS-06” with the ISS. The vehicle docking is planned at 14:42 GMT on 16 June.

The convergence of the transport ship “Progress MS-06” with the ISS and docking to the docking port of the service module “Zvezda” is planned to carry out in automatic mode under control specialists GOGH the ISS to MCC and cosmonaut of Roscosmos, crew commander of the ISS Fyodor Yurchikhin.