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News Archive / Tagged: Progress

  • Multiple fatalities prompt Roscosmos to step up safety measures

    Curt GodwinJuly 11th, 2017

    The death of two workers following the June 14, 2017, launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress MS-06 resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station has prompted Roscosmos officials to step up safety efforts.

  • Progress MS-06 docks with International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonJune 16th, 2017

    Pulling into port at 7:37 a.m. EDT (11:37 GMT) on June 16, 2017, the autonomous Russian Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft glided in for a docking at the aft port of the International Space Station’s Zvezda service module.

  • Progress MS-06 freighter on its way to space station

    Derek RichardsonJune 14th, 2017

    Taking to overcast skies at 5:20 a.m. EDT (09:20 GMT) June 14, 2017, from Site 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a modernized Soyuz 2.1a rocket powered toward orbit. Three stages and nine minutes later, the Progress MS-06 freighter was deployed into its proper orbit to begin a two-day, 34-orbit journey to the International Space Station.

  • Progress MS-06 spacecraft set for supply run to ISS

    Curt GodwinJune 12th, 2017

    Progress MS-06, Russia's first supply delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) in nearly four months, is closing in on its targeted launch date of June 14, 2017.

  • Progress MS-05 cargo freighter pulls into port at ISS

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 24th, 2017

    On Feb. 24, 2017, the uncrewed Russian Progress MS-05 resupply spacecraft docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The automated link-up with the Pirs docking compartment took place at 3:30 a.m. EST (08:30 GMT) while flying over the south Pacific Ocean.

  • Soyuz-U completes swan song with launch of Progress MS-05

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 22nd, 2017

    Lifting off under clear, blue skies at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz-U rocket completed its final launch by sending the Russian Progress MS-05 cargo spacecraft toward the International Space Station (ISS).

  • After multiple delays, Progress MS-05 set for launch

    Curt GodwinFebruary 20th, 2017

    Russia's state-run corporation for space activities, Roscosmos, is in the final stages of preparing to launch the Progress MS-05 cargo resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Russian Progress MS-03 departs International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 31st, 2017

    With the undocking of a Russian Progress cargo ship from the International Space Station (ISS), only two spacecraft remain at the outpost – a rarity in an era of high visiting vehicle traffic.

  • Progress MS-04 failure investigation prompts 3rd stage engine swaps

    Lloyd CampbellJanuary 22nd, 2017

    A Russian task force has determined the Dec. 1, 2016, Progress MS-04 failure was due to a fire in the oxidizer pump in the Soyuz carrier rocket's third stage engine, the RD-0110. This caused the pump to fail and break apart. As a result the third stage engines on the next two Soyuz rockets are being replaced.

  • Cargo ships, expandables and spacewalks, oh my: ISS in 2016

    Derek RichardsonDecember 31st, 2016

    Between cargo ships servicing the outpost and spacewalks to maintain it, 2016 was arguably one of the busiest years for the International Space Station (ISS) since the end of the Space Shuttle era.

  • Russia’s new cargo spacecraft to replace Progress MS after 2020

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 4th, 2016

    The recent failure of the Progress MS-04 mission is a reminder of how important is the development of a new cargo spacecraft for the future of Russia’s space program. The accident could hasten the works on a vehicle that could replace the current upgraded Progress spaceship.

  • Lost: Progress MS-04 cargo craft fails to reach orbit

    Bart LeahyDecember 1st, 2016

    Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, reported that it lost the Progress MS-04 spacecraft that was delivering cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Contact was lost with the spacecraft after 382 seconds into the flight while it was flying on its third stage.

  • Unknown fate of Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft after in-flight anomaly

    Tomasz NowakowskiDecember 1st, 2016

    Loaded with crucial supplies for the International Space Station (ISS) crew, the Progress MS-04 has launched atop a Soyuz-U booster on what was supposed to be a two-day trek to the orbital outpost. The launch was carried out at exactly 14:51 GMT; however, Roscosmos reports that telemetry with the rocket was lost 383 seconds into the flight.

  • Fourth Progress MS spacecraft to be launched to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 30th, 2016

    The Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft is in final preparations for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, Dec. 1. The vehicle will be launched atop a Soyuz-U booster at 14:52 GMT (9:52 a.m. EST) from launch pad №1 ("Gagarin's Start"), also known as LC-1/5, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

  • Progress MS-03 glides in for successful docking with ISS

    Derek RichardsonJuly 18th, 2016

    The first of two cargo ships to supply the International Space Station (ISS) in as many days arrived ao the orbiting outpost when the Russian Progress MS-03 glided in to dock with the Pirs module. Contact between the ISS and spacecraft occurred at 7:20 p.m. CDT July 18 (00:20 GMT July 19).