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https://sputniknews.com/science/201812151070710048-russia-iss-progress-freighter/
Russian Progress Freighter to Fly to ISS Under Short Scheme for 2d Time
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Progress MS-11 - Baikonur - March 28, 2019
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/2018 06:30 am »
Some 2018 announcements/developments re: Progress MS-11:

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2019
February 7  09:20 - Progress MS-11
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February 7 (09:20) – Progress MS-11 (No. 441) – Soyuz-FG – Baikonur, 1/5
https://ria.ru/science/20180719/1524909292.html

https://ria.ru/science/20181001/1529737640.html
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In addition, on February 8 (a day later than planned), the Progress MS-11 cargo ship is scheduled to be sent to the ISS...
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All manned launches are planned to be carried out from the first site of the Baikonur cosmodrome, and the launches of cargo ships from the 31st site, the Agency's interlocutor explained.

Google translation:
"Two Soyuz 2.1 missiles were delivered to Baikonur, a source at the cosmodrome told RIA Novosti. These are the first carriers who arrived here after a recent accident.

A train arrived from Samara, which delivered two Soyuz launch vehicles to the cosmodrome: Soyuz-2-1b, intended for the Egyptian satellite EgyptSat-A scheduled for December 27, and Soyuz-2-1a, which on February 8, 2019, the Progress MS-11 cargo ship should be put into orbit, the agency’s source said.

According to him, both launches will be held from the 31st platform."

https://ria.ru/science/20181019/1531018489.html

Progress MS-11 with Soyuz 2.1a!

March 28 – Progress MS-11 (No. 441)
https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3806412
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Progress MS-11 - Baikonur - April 4, 2019
« Reply #2 on: 01/07/2019 05:30 am »
Cross-post re: slightly delayed launch date:
Progress MS-11 (72P) launch and docking - April 4:
https://ria.ru/20190107/1549079050.html
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Cross-post re: Progress MS-11 launch time
http://novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/forum/messages/forum14/topic16307/message1830632/#message1830632
March 14 (TBD) - Soyuz MS-12 (№742) - Soyuz-FG - Baikonur, 1/5 - 19:14
April 4 (TBD) – Progress MS-11 (№441) - Soyuz-2.1a – Baikonur, 31/6 – 11:01
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03/19/2019

 Progress MS-11 cargo ship allowed to refuel


 The preparation of the Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft for launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program continues.

 Today, March 19, a technical management meeting was held, at which the readiness of the Progress MS-11 transport cargo spacecraft to refueling with propellant components and compressed gases was confirmed, and a decision was made to allow the product to be filled.

 In accordance with the decision, a combined propulsion system and a refueling system for a cargo ship are allowed to work at a filling station.  The equipment of the filling station is ready for operation.

 The launch of the Progress MS-11 transport cargo spacecraft by the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for April 4, 2019.  The purpose of the flight is to deliver to the ISS the fuel, water and other cargo required for the station to be operated in manned mode.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/26218/

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"Roscosmos specialists successfully performed filling of cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-11 with propellant components and compressed gases at the fuel filling station in Baikonur cosmodrome."

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1109064562588946433

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March 28, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-022

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s launch and arrival will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the orbiting laboratory, the Progress 72 spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 7:01 a.m. (4:01 p.m. Baikonur time) on a Soyuz booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Progress will orbit Earth twice then rendezvous with the station, where it will dock to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex. Live coverage of its arrival and docking will begin at 9:45 a.m., with docking scheduled for 10:25 a.m.

The spacecraft will remain at the orbital outpost until late July.

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on Instagram and Twitter at:

https://instagram.com/iss

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https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

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Once again, taking bets on how many times the terms "keep out sphere" and "approach ellipsoid" are used during the docking...
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Once again, taking bets on how many times the terms "keep out sphere" and "approach ellipsoid" are used during the docking...

I'm quite bemused you keep bringing this up after SpaceX's redenzvous (even when the exact same terminology has been used for ATV, HTV, Cygnus and Dragon-1s for years). Especially when you keep track of ISS comms so thoroughly (thanks for that, by the way).

ISS VVs entering service after 2000 need to comply with the SSP 50808 Intercept Definition Document, where the Regions Around ISS are defined (KOS, AE and comms disk). The publicly-accessible summary explicitly states these divisions and nomenclature do NOT apply to then-legacy systems such as STS, Soyuz, Progress, or (self-propelled) modules. See Section 1.1 (Scope) in the attached doc.
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Once again, taking bets on how many times the terms "keep out sphere" and "approach ellipsoid" are used during the docking...

I'm quite bemused you keep bringing this up after SpaceX's redenzvous (even when the exact same terminology has been used for ATV, HTV, Cygnus and Dragon-1s for years). Especially when you keep track of ISS comms so thoroughly (thanks for that, by the way).

ISS VVs entering service after 2000 need to comply with the SSP 50808 Intercept Definition Document, where the Regions Around ISS are defined (KOS, AE and comms disk). The publicly-accessible summary explicitly states these divisions and nomenclature do NOT apply to then-legacy systems such as STS, Soyuz, Progress, or (self-propelled) modules. See Section 1.1 (Scope) in the attached doc.

Thanks for the answer.  That's all I really wanted. My statement got me, and others who were wondering the same thing, clarification.
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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  launch planned April 4 11:01:35
docking planned April 4 14:24

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