Russian space truck "Progress" has established a record of delivery of supplies to the ISS
Cargo spacecraft "Progress MS-11" with new supplies for the crew of the International Space Station got to the point of joining three hours and twenty-two minutes, setting a new record for such missions to the ISS history, informs RIA Novosti news agency. Moreover, the space truck arrived at the ISS for two minutes faster than planned.
Start Russian cargo spacecraft "Progress" was carried out with the help of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1a". The missile was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 14:01 MSK on. After 9 minutes there was a separation apparatus of the third stage carrier. Unit flew to the International Space Station, with just two turns around the Earth. Usually in such cases, the ships get to the station for 34 turns (it takes two days). If we are talking about the so-called quick start, the coils may be only four, which takes about six hours.
The first launch of the spacecraft "Progress" to "ultra-fast scheme" was implemented on July 10 last year. The conditions have allowed the ship to get to the space station in three hours and thirty-nine minutes. Besides standard ammunition (food, fuel, water and oxygen) "Progess" delivered dynamic lighting system. Its going to be set to "Breaking Dawn," the Russian module. The system will simulate for the station crew daylight hours from dawn to dusk. A model simulation was taken the day the day on May 15 in central Russia.
In the future, technology runs fast and is planned to be adapted for manned launches. At the same time, as noted by the source of the news, it is planned not only for professional flights, but also for tourism.
According to earlier statements made by the head of "Roskosmos" Dmitry Rogozin, already in 2020 it will be possible to get to the International Space Station "faster than flying from Moscow to Brussels."
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