february, 2018

13feb08:14Soyuz 2-1A - Progress MS-08Cargo Mission to the International Space Station

Event Details

Launch Date: February 13, 2018
Launch Window: ~08:14 UTC
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 15, 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 planned 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:

 Mission Updates

? Live Launch Coverage

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz 2-1A

? Payload Overview: Progress MS Spacecraft Series

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile


(Tuesday) 08:14 UTC


Baikonur Site 31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome