Roscosmos is preparing to launch the Progress MS-11 uncrewed resupply mission to the International Space Station from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The first Russian resupply mission to the Station of 2019 is set to launch on Thursday, 4 April at 07:01:35 EDT (1101:35 UTC) on a two-orbit, super fast-track rendezvous profile with the Station.
Progress MS-11 will perform an automated docking with the ISS’s Pirs docking compartment at 10:25 EDT (1425 UTC), just 3 hours 23 minutes after launch.
Meanwhile, the Station’s critical supplies – known as consumables – are in excellent shape and well stocked ahead of this Progress mission.
Progress MS-11 will be the first Russian resupply mission of 2019 to the International Space Station.
The spacecraft will launch on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket and will mark the:
11th in the new line of Progress spacecraft
Progress MS-01 launched 21 December 2015
163rd Progress mission
Progress program began in 1978 for resupply of the Salyut 6 space station
74th Progress mission to the ISS
72 resupply and 2 ISS module delivery/construction missions
Progress MS-11 (or Progress 72 as it is known to NASA) will also be the 71st attempt ...