At Baikonur, they assembled the Soyuz-2.1b rocket, which on November 24 is supposed to launch the Progress truck into orbit with the latest module for the Russian segment of the ISS Prichal, reports Roskosmos in Telegram.
The State Commission decided to take the rocket to the launch site on the morning of November 21. The launch is scheduled for November 24.
The module ship will deliver about 700 kilograms of various cargoes to the ISS, including resource equipment and consumables, water purification, medical control and sanitary and hygienic supplies, maintenance and repair facilities, and See also standard rations for crew members of the 66th Main Expedition.
The ship must dock to the Science module. November 26. 'Berth' will be the last module that Russia will add to its ISS segment.
The Science Module docked to the ISS on July 29 after a flight that lasted eight days. When the crew opened the module hatch, Science's engines unscheduled turned on. To stabilize the ISS, the engines of the Russian Progress spacecraft were turned on. Nothing threatened the crew.
On January 19, a spacewalk is planned, during which the cosmonauts will connect the “ Berth '' to the station, and on March 18 the first manned spacecraft Soyuz will dock there.
Earlier it was reported that space tourists arrived at Baikonur for the first time in 12 years. The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his assistant and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin arrived at the cosmodrome.
It also became known that the ISS will close its internal hatches due to space debris, fragments of which flew past the station several times on November 15.