Expert Zheleznyakov: the Soyuz-2 rocket can set a record for the load delivered to the ISS a record could be set to the International Space Station (ISS) with the help of the Russian Soyuz-2 rocket, astronautics historian Alexander Zheleznyakov told TASS.
“Speaking of flights [with the Soyuz-2 rocket] to the ISS, then yes, this is indeed a record mass, “the expert said.
The agency recalls that the maximum load put into near-earth orbit by Soyuz-2 is 8.25 tons, while on November 24 8.18 tons.
In November, Roskosmos reported that the Soyuz-2 rocket, which is to launch the last module for the Russian segment of the ISS, was taken out and installed on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
The launch of the Soyuz-2 rocket with the Progress cargo spacecraft and the Prichal module is scheduled for November 24. The truck will deliver about 700 kilograms of cargo to the ISS, including resource equipment and consumables, water treatment, medical control and sanitary and hygienic supplies, maintenance and repair facilities, as well as standard rations for the crew.