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On Baikonur continue to prepare for start "Progress of MC-10" - RIA Novosti, 12.10.2018


Cargo space ship Progress. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 12 Oct — RIA Novosti. Specialists of RSC Energia at Baikonur Cosmodrome continue to prepare for start of the transport freighter "Progress of MC-10", told RIA Novosti a source in space-rocket branch.© the RIA Novosti / Press service of the Central Military District to Pass into an image bank In Kazakhstan found steps of emergency "Union" "the Ship is in a building berth in the fair hall of the assembly and test case of spacecrafts. Calculations of RSC Energia continue checks of the ship, carry out laying of freights" — the interlocutor of the agency told. He added that prestarting tests of the ship began in the middle of July. The ship "Course NA" in the anechoic camera and also checks underwent autonomous testing of systems, complex tests, checks of system of joining for tightness in the vacuum camera. On the available schedule approved even before accident of a rocket "Union-FG" with the Union of MS-10 ship, launch of the freighter was outlined for October 31, the interlocutor reminded. After accident missiles launches "Union-FG" were suspended before completion of work of the emergency commission. "In case of transfer of start-up for later term, the ship it can be easily transferred to the storage mode. Experts consider that after the emergency commission withdraws the ban on missiles launches "Union-FG", start of the Progress of Ms-10 freighter will be the most optimal variant "to rehabilitate" a rocket, and only after it are the next piloted ship" — the interlocutor told.

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