Truck “Progress MS-06” launched into an intermediate orbit

Truck “Progress MS-06” launched into an intermediate orbit

Moscow. June 14. INTERFAX.RU — the carrier Rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a”, launched Wednesday to the International space station from Baikonur, launched space cargo spacecraft “Progress MS-06” at an intermediate orbit.

“Progress MS-06” separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” and headed to the International space station,” announced on the loudspeaker the announcer at the mission control Center (MCC).

#ПрогрессМС06: there’s a cargo ship! Docking with the ISS on June 16 at 14:42 GMT.

— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) 14 Jun 2017

As reported “Interfax” in the Russian Federal space Agency, the solar panels on Board the space truck was revealed. Ship staff transmits telemetry.

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.

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 (TAG) after its separation from the 3rd stage of the launch vehicle.

The estimated time of separation of THC from the third 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.