Progress MS-08 (69P)

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
February 13, 2018 - 08:13 GMT (08:13 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Launch Pad
31/6
Turnaround Time
4 months

Who is ROSCOSMOS?

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

What Is Soyuz 2.1a?

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.

Engines

RD-107A

The RD-107 and its sibling RD-108 initially used to launch the R-7 Semyorka missiles, The RD-107 engine were later used on space launch vehicles based on the R-7 missile, As of 2021 Vary similar RD-107A and RD-108A were used to launch the Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz 2.1b

RD-108A

The RD-108 and its sibling RD-107 initially used to launch the R-7 Semyorka missiles, The RD-107 engine were later used on space launch vehicles based on the R-7 missile, As of 2021 Vary similar RD-107A and RD-108A were used to launch the Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz 2.1b

RD-0110

Mission Overviw

The Progress resupply vehicle is an automated, unpiloted version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to bring supplies and fuel to the International Space Station.

Mission Type
Resupply
Orbit
LEO

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