Rocket Soyuz-U Progress M-THC 10M
April 27, 2011 in 17 hours 05 minutes 21 seconds from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully launched launch vehicle
Soyuz-U "with a cargo spacecraft" Progress M-10M. "
Launch mass is 7290 kg spacecraft. On board the Progress
M-10M "- more than 2.6 tonnes of cargo, including fuel,
water, containers with food rations, fresh food, medical
equipment, parcels for the crew, equipment for scientific
experiments:" Typology "," polygenes " "Plants", "Biorisk",
"Bioemulsiya", "BIF", "Aseptic", "aryl","TNB","conjugation",
"membrane", "SLS", "Bar", "Matryoshka P; apparatus
"Glavboks-C and other goods.
Docking with the International Space Station is scheduled for
April 29 at 18 hours 29 minutes to the docking compartment
Shooting TO KC "South" (Studio Space Agency).SpaceX Not Allowed To Dock With ISS Until Safety Proven-Roscosmos
Russia will not permit the first U.S. commercial spacecraft
to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) unless
its safety is fully tested, a high-ranking Russian space
official said on Friday.
The statement comes in the wake of media reports that the
spacecraft's designer, U.S. company SpaceX, requested NASA
to authorize the docking in December.
"We will not issue docking permission unless the necessary
level of reliability and safety [of the spacecraft] is proven.
So far we have no proof that those spacecraft duly comply
with the accepted norms of spaceflight safety," said Alexei
Krasnov, who heads the manned spaceflight department of
Russia's space agency Roscosmos.
He said that to authorize docking, the Russian space agency
will need to study data about the demonstration flight due
to take place later this year.
"We have received no requests from NASA on the issue," the
space official said.
"This plan is realistic, and ultimately commercial spacecraft
will be able to dock with the space station," he said. "But
all in good time."
SpaceX, a commercial company, signed a contract with NASA to
develop both the Falcon-9 carrier rocket and the Dragon vehicle.
Last December, SpaceX orbited the Dragon onboard its carrier
rocket and demonstrated orbital maneuvering, before the vehicle
reentered the atmosphere and was recovered in the Pacific.
According to the SpaceX 2011's launch schedule, two Dragon
flights are to take place in 2011. During the first flight,
the spacecraft will perform the flyby of the ISS, approaching
to within 10 km from the station. During the second mission,
it is hoped to dock with the ISS.
MOSCOW, April 22 (RIA Novosti)