A launch is seen as a rehearsal before the next manned flight scheduled for December 3
Russian Union rocket with a cargo ship launched on November 16. This is the first launch on the International Space Station (ISS) since the accident last month. The launch was held at the scheduled time from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan).
This launch is considered as a rehearsal before the next manned flight scheduled for December 3. In winter, Oleg Kononenko (Russia), David Saint-Jacques (Canada) and McClain Ann Charlotte (USA) are to go to the ISS.
Russia is still the only country in the world capable of transporting astronauts to the orbital station. She had to suspend all launches after October 11, the Soyuz rocket faced an error and failed several minutes after launch. Flying on the ISS, Alexey Ovchinin and Tyler Haig had to make an emergency landing. For them, everything ended well. It is worth noting that this is the first such case in the history of post-Soviet space travel. The Progress MS-10 spacecraft will take about 48 hours to reach the ISS, delivering fuel, oxygen, water and scientific materials. The commission of inquiry into the incident on October 11 reported that the flight had to be interrupted due to a damaged sensor during the rocket assembly.