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Russia to resume Soyuz-FG rocket, Station flights with Progress MS-10 cargo vehicle

16 Nov 2018, 15:58 UTC
Russia to resume Soyuz-FG rocket, Station flights with Progress MS-10 cargo vehicle
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The Russian Progress MS-10 resupply vehicle for the International Space Station is preparing for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission to return the Soyuz-FG rocket variant to flight and resume Russian launches to the Station. The Soyuz-FG is the same rocket variant that suffered an in-flight failure during the crewed Soyuz MS-10 launch last month.
Liftoff is set for Friday, 16 November at 13:14:08 EST (1814:08 UTC) – which is 00:14:08 local time on Saturday, 17 November at Baikonur.
Progress MS-10 – Return to Station Flight Operations:
The launch campaign for the uncrewed Progress MS-10 resupply vehicle for the International Space Station represents Roscosmos’ return to ISS flight operations following last month’s crew Soyuz abort at first stage booster separation.
The in-flight abort resulted in the safe recovery of the two crewmembers, a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut, and briefly grounded the Soyuz rocket family as Roscosmos conducted a customarily quick investigation to determine root cause of the failure.
(Read about that failure and recovery here.)
A Soyuz-FG rocket launches with three crewmembers for the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)
Since the Soyuz crew abort last month, Roscosmos has launched two Soyuz rockets (both the ...

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