The launch of the space truck “Progress” was moved at the last moment
Moscow. 11 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the Launch of a space truck “Progress MS-08”, which was about noon today in Moscow to launch from Baikonur to the International space station, is postponed to the backup date.
This was reported “Interfax” a source in the space industry.
“Start cancelled, postponed to a reserve date,” the source said.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the next attempt to start “Progress” will be taken next Tuesday, February 13.
“Another attempt to launch will be taken on Tuesday. The ship will not be able to ballistic conditions to approach to the ISS for 3.5 hours as planned. Will be made a two-day scheme,” said the source.
Earlier it was reported that experts had planned to try to dock “Progress MS-08” to the ISS by the shortest in the entire history of the program — for two turns. Thus, the path of “Progress” from the launch pad to the space station would take only about three and a half hours.
Traditional is now considered to be a two-day scheme, when from launch until docking takes about 50 hours. The technology at which the ship makes from the start to joining only two turns around the Earth, it is planned to work on cargo ships, and then use a manned “Unions”.