10 Jul 2024 20:23

Russia to send Progress MS-28 resupply ship to ISS on Aug 15

MOSCOW. July 10 (Interfax) - Russia's Progress MS-28 resupply ship is due to lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 15, the Roscosmos state space corporation said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-28 resupply ship from Baikonur Cosmodrome's Site No. 31 has been scheduled for August 15, 2024," the statement said.

Roscosmos specialists are conducting vacuum leak tests at the assembly and testing facility in the cosmodrome's Area No. 254, it said.

"Automatic leak integrity control of the Progress MS-28's compartments and onboard systems was completed without remarks," it said.

The team currently working aboard the ISS includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Alexander Grebenkin, NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, Jeanette Epps, and Tracy Dyson. Also onboard the ISS are NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Sunita Williams, who arrived at the station in June on a test flight of the U.S.' new reusable Starliner spacecraft.