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Launch - and docking - of Progress MS-05 coverage:
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Cargo Vehicle Progress МS-05 is admitted for propellant fueling

February 10, 2016

Today, on February 10, the Technical Management and the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome confirmed the readiness of transport cargo vehicle Progress МС-05 for propellant fueling and compressed gases filling.

In accordance with the decision announced at the end of the meeting, the cargo vehicle combined propulsion system (CPS) and fueling system are admitted for operations on the fueling station. The fueling station equipment is ready for operation.

The launch of TCV Progress МС-05 under the International Space Station (ISS) program is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver about 2.5 tons of various cargo items to the ISS, including dry cargo, propellant in CPS and refueling system tanks, water and compressed gases. Dry cargo was stowed in the vehicle on February 6. A logo dedicated to S.P. Korolev 100th birthday anniversary was stuck on the launch vehicle payload fairing.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-10.html
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A logo dedicated to S.P. Korolev 100th birthday anniversary was stuck on the launch vehicle payload fairing.

As indicate by the logo, it's Korolev's 110th birthday.
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Progress MS-05 was fueled with propellant and compressed gases.

http://www.roscosmos.ru/23238/ (in Russian)
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RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress MS-05 has been filled with propellant components

February 14, 2016

Today on February 14 specialists of RSC Energia (is a part of SC ROSCOSMOS) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully completed a set of technological operations for filling cargo transport vehicle (CTV) Progress MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases at the filling station.

After this procedure the cargo vehicle has been delivered to Spacecraft Assembly & Testing Facilities (SC A&TF) and installed in the jig for further prelaunch processing.

The launch of the Progress MS-05 CTV under the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 t of various cargo including dry cargo, fuel in CPS tanks and refueling systems, water and compressed gases.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-14.html

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RSC Energia: cargo vehicle Progress МS-05 is mated to the Transfer Compartment

February 16, 2016

Specialists from RSC Energia (being part of SC ROSCOSMOS) successfully performed a set of processing operations in Baikonur cosmodrome on mating transport cargo vehicle Progress МS-05 to the transfer compartment.

The vehicle prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS) is under way in the spacecraft assembly and testing facility in Baikonur cosmodrome.

Per the preparatory work schedule for the nearest days the designer’s inspection of the vehicle, encapsulation and transportation of the payload module with Progress МS-05 from SC ATF to the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF) for final assembly with the launch vehicle are planned.

The launch of Progress МS-05 under the International Space Station Program (ISS) is scheduled on February 22, 2017. The vehicle will deliver to the ISS about 2.5 tons of various cargo, including dry cargo, propellant in CPS and refueling system tanks, water and compressed gases.

http://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-16.html

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I believe that is Progress MS-06 to the left and Progress MS-05 to the right. There are three boxes around the middles of Progress MS-06 which could be cubesat deployers.
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There are three boxes around the middles of Progress MS-06 which could be cubesat deployers.

No, it is protection covers for DPO engines. They are visible on each spaceship before it enters final preparation...
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February 17, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-021
NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 66 is scheduled for 12:58 a.m. Wednesday (11:58 a.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the Pirs docking compartment at 3:34 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 2:45 a.m. Progress 66 will remain docked at the station for almost four months before departing in June for its deorbit into Earth’s atmosphere.

This is the first launch of a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur since the Progress 65 supply craft was lost Dec. 1, 2016.

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Designers inspection of Progress MS-05 took place on February 17: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-17.html (in Russian)

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Orbital module with Progress MS-05 was transported to the MIK 254 on February 17: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-17_1.html (in Russian)

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Progress MS-05 was integrated with the launch vehicle on February 18: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-19.html (in Russian)

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Soyuz-U with Progress MS-05 was transported to the Gagarinskyi Start launch pad on the early morning hours of February 20: http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/progress_ms-05/photo_02-20.html (in Russian).

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So are there any indications that there will be more orders for the -U rocket version? Or has it been decided that this is really the final one?
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So are there any indications that there will be more orders for the -U rocket version? Or has it been decided that this is really the final one?

There are no more Soyuz-Us.  The program was terminated in April 2015.  This is the final one.
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Does anyone have any information on the timeline for the third stage's engine replacement?  When the engine replacement took place?  What engines are on the third stage now?  When was the stage returned to Baikonur?  Writing up the launch article, and would like to include this if we have it.  Thanks.
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Does anyone have any information on the timeline for the third stage's engine replacement?  When the engine replacement took place?  What engines are on the third stage now?  When was the stage returned to Baikonur?  Writing up the launch article, and would like to include this if we have it.  Thanks.
It is now using an engine and stage from the Soyuz-FG production line.
« Last Edit: 02/21/2017 03:31 PM by russianhalo117 »

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