february, 2018

13feb00:00Soyuz 2-1A - Progress MS-08Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

Event Details

Launch Date: February 13, 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Site 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Payload: Progress MS-08 (~7,400 kg)
Mission Type: ISS Logistics
Spacecraft Manufacturer: RSC Energia
Rendezvous & Docking: February 13, 2018

 

A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket will be tasked with lifting the Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft into orbit for a supplies delivery to the International Space Station. Carrying around 2,500kg of cargo, Progress MS-08 is the 161st overall mission of the Russian cargo vehicle since its first flight in 1978 and the 71st to the International Space Station; it is the first of three planned Progress flights of 2018. The mission is a good candidate to demonstrate Russia’s new two-orbit rendezvous technique that offers a faster transit time for crews and cargo from their remote Kazakhstan launch pads to their destination in space.

 

Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz 2-1A

🛰 Payload Overview: Progress MS Spacecraft Series

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile

Time

(Tuesday) 00:00 UTC

Location

Baikonur Site 31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome

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