Russia is preparing to launch a cargo vehicle for the International Space Station


The Russian “Ross Cosmos” Foundation announced that it is preparing to launch a cargo vehicle towards the International Space Station soon, and a statement issued by the foundation said: “On Monday, July 20, a missile was installed. Soyuz-2.1a Who will carry a vehicle progress ms-15 To space on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, experts at Ross Cosmos have begun preparations for the launch. ”

The statement added: “The launch is supposed to be carried out on the 23rd of July at 17:36 Moscow time, and after the launch and the arrival of the vehicle to its specified orbit, the latter will conduct two rounds around the earth within 3 hours to then dock with the station, carrying supplies that include fuel, water and some The equipment needed to support the lives of the pioneers there, as well as the equipment necessary for scientific experiments“.

The head of the Russian “Ross Cosmos” had recently indicated that the organization plans to conduct two space launches on July 23 and 30, and the conditions associated with the spread of the Corona epidemic will not affect those dates, according to Russia today.

And last month, the corporation had made it clear that the Baikonur space base continues to operate as usual despite the spread of the epidemic and the restrictions imposed in the nearby city..

It is worth noting that NASA director Jim Bradenstein announced the scheduled date of the separation of the Crew Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station, and the possible date of its arrival on Earth. Carrying two NASA astronauts on board.

The United States launched Crew Dragon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 30, and the spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station and docked on it the next day.

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