MOSCOW, August 28 - RIA Novosti. The first in the history of the International Space Station, a crew consisting only of Russian cosmonauts can fly on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft in the spring of 2021, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.Earlier, it became known from NASA materials that the launch of the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft by the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 10, 2021."It is proposed to include three Russian cosmonauts in the Soyuz MS-18 crew: Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Andrei Borisenko," the agency's source said. to the orbital station "Mir" in April 2000. Crews from only Russian cosmonauts did not fly to the ISS.
OFT: no earlier than (NET) December [although could slip to January]CFT: NET June 2021Starliner-1 (1st operational mission): NET late December 2021
ISS Orbit Correction Scheduled for September 10In order to form ballistic conditions before the launch of the Soyuz MS-17 crewed transport spacecraft, the next correction of the International Space Station's orbit is planned for September 10, 2020.According to preliminary data from the ballistic and navigation support service of the TsNIIMash Flight Control Center (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation), the engines of the Progress MS-14 cargo vehicle docked to the Zvezda module assembly compartment will be turned on at 23:32 Moscow time and will work 225.1 s. After carrying out the corrective maneuver, the average height of the station's orbit will increase by 800 meters and will be about 419.6 km above the Earth's surface.The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft is scheduled for October 14, 2020 from site No. 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The crew of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins. The backup crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov, and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai.
October 3, Saturday3:45 a.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous and capture of the Northrop Grumman CRS-14 Cygnus Cargo Craft at the International Space Station; capture scheduled at 5:15 a.m. EDT (All Channels)7 a.m. – Coverage of the Installation of the Northrop Grumman CRS-14 Cygnus Craft to the International Space Station (time subject to change) (All Channels)
The crew assisted with the depressurization of the JEM airlock (JEMAL) in preparation for the NREP component removal later this week.
Source: The first mission of Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser winged orbiter -- American incarnation of the Soviet Spiral space plane -- was penciled for a cargo delivery to #ISS from Sept. 14 to Dec. 5, 2021
ISS comings and goings: A planned launch of Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft to be advanced from April 8-9 to April 1, 2021. The entire crew is now Roscosmos cosmonauts. DETAILS: http://russianspaceweb.com/2021.html#soyuz_ms18
April 1: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz2_lv.html) to launch the Soyuz MS (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz-ms.html)-18 spacecraft (Vehicle No. 748, ISS mission 64S) from Baikonur (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/baikonur.html) to the International Space Station, ISS (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss.html). As of early 2020, its crew was expected to include Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Petr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei onboard, but by August 2020, the Russian Andrey Borisenko replaced Vande Hei, as US-built vehicles were increasingly likely to join the crew transport operations.Soyuz MS-18 was assigned to dock at the MIM1 Rassvet (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss_mim1.html) module, a part of the station's Russian Segment (http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss.html). As of 2014, the launch of Soyuz MS-18 was penciled for March 30, 2021, but by early 2020, the start of the mission drifted to April 9, 2021. By that time, Soyuz MS-18 was scheduled to return to Earth with the same crew on September 30, 2021, after 174 days in space.In the provisional flight manifest prepared by Roskosmos by the end of Summer 2020, the launch of Soyuz MS-18 was moved to April 1, 2021. The mission was now expected to last 195 days and be completed on October 13, 2021.
However, in the provisional flight manifest prepared by Roskosmos by the end of Summer 2020, the redocking date for the Soyuz MS-17 mission was advanced to March 10, 2021, and the landing date moved to April 9, 2021, preserving around a week-long overlap with the Soyuz MS-18 mission at the station, whose launch was advanced to April 1, 2021. As a result, the flight duration for the Soyuz-MS-17 crew was cut to 177 days.
SFN schedule is showing this launch slipped to November.
August 18: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-18 cargo ship (Production No. 447, ISS mission 79P) from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. During the early planning of the ISS flight manifest in 2014, the second Russian cargo mission of 2021 was planned for April 16, 2021, however in the provisional schedule prepared by Roskosmos at the end of August 2020, the launch of Progress MS-18 was planned for August 18.At the time, the vehicle was expected to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module, SM, and remain in orbit for 334 days, supporting 65th and 66th long-duration expeditions aboard the ISS.
In a provisional ISS flight manifest drafted by Roskosmos at the end of Summer 2020, the launch of Prichal was penciled for September 6, 2021, with the docking to Nauka's nadir port two days later.At least three spacewalks aboard the Russian Segment of the ISS were expected to take place during a time period between the launches of Nauka and Prichal and one more sortie was planned soon after the arrival of the Prichal at the station. Russian cosmonauts would then make another trip to the exterior of the station in the early fourth quarter of 2021, followed by a series of six spacewalks at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. This work should complete the integration of the two new spacecraft into the Russian Segment.
March 19: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket to launch the Progress MS-17 cargo ship (Production No. 446, ISS mission 78 P) from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.During the early planning of the ISS flight manifest in 2014, the first Russian cargo mission of 2021 was planned for February 22, however by August 2020, the launch of Progress MS-17 was projected on March 19, 2021.Roskosmos announced the arrival of the spacecraft at Baikonur on March 11, 2020.According to the August 2020 plan, Progress MS-17 was to initially dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module, SM. However, in case of a successful arrival of the MLM Nauka module at the station in April 2021, Progress MS-17 would be re-docked to the nadir (Earth-facing) port of the newly arrived component at the end of July 2021. The move will allow Roskosmos to prepare the next step in the expansion of the Russian Segment, this time with the UM Prichal node module. Upon the launch of Prichal, then scheduled for September 6, 2021, the Progress MS-17 will be undocked from Nauka's nadir port, carrying with it a special extension on Nauka's docking mechanism, which was custom-designed for cargo ships and crew vehicles. As a result, the Prichal module will then be able to dock to the reconfigured port on Nauka on September 8, 2021, forming a wider passageway than was available through the adapter, which had been discarded with Progress MS-17.If everything goes according to the August 2020 plan, Progress MS-17 will log 179 days in space.
October 5: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft (Production No. 749, ISS mission 65S) from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.During the early planning of the ISS flight manifest in 2014, the launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft was planned for September 13, 2021, however in the provisional schedule prepared by Roskosmos at the end of August 2020, the launch of Soyuz MS-19 was slated for October 5, 2021.At that time, the spacecraft was expected to carry three Russian cosmonauts: Anton Shkaplerov, Sergei Babkin and Mukhtar Aimakhanov, members of the 66th long-duration expedition to the ISS.If the August 2020 schedule worked as planned, Soyuz MS-19 would become the first crew vehicle docking to the nadir (Earth-facing) port of the UM Prichal module added to the Russian Segment of the station less than a month earlier.At the time, the Soyuz MS-19 mission was expected to last 174 days and land on March 28, 2022.
November 17: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-19 cargo ship (Production No. 449, ISS mission 80P) from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. During the early planning of the ISS flight manifest in 2014, Progress launches were planned for July 1 and October 16, 2021, however in the provisional schedule prepared by Roskosmos at the end of August 2020, the third and final launch of the Russian cargo vehicle to the station in 2021 was planned for November 17.Progress MS-19 was expected to dock to the zenit (sky-facing) port of the MIM2 Poisk module and continue its mission for 286 days.
Commander Chris Cassidy spent the first part of Thursday removing a commercial science payload from Kibo’s airlock. The NanoRacks External Platform supports a variety of research requiring exposure to the space environment.
Completed ISS flight eventsNET July - spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-49) cables connections between MLM-U Nauka and Zvezda)NET July - spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-50) (cables connections between MLM-U Nauka and Zvezda)NET July - spacewalk (ISS Russian EVA-51) (MLM-U Nauka and ERA)