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Russia to launch a resupply mission to International Space Station

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July 23nd, Russia will launch a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Soyuz resupply mission
Soyuz cargo spacecraft (Image Credit: Roscosmos)

Launch Time: 7:56PM IST

Launch Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

What is cargo resupply mission?

A Series of flights primarily designed to delivery of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) .

How often does the ISS receive resupply?

The resupply mission to international space station is schedule every 90 days, according to NASA.

What will resupply mission carry?

Usually resupply mission are used to carry food, fuels and other supplements to the crew.

The current resupply spacecraft

  • Russian – Progress
  • Japanese – H-II transfer vehicle
  • American – Dragon, Cygnus
  • Chinese – Tianzhou

Launch Vehicle

Soyuz is a Russian rocket used to carry launch humans, military satellites and resupply mission to ISS.

Soyuz Cargo spacecraft
Soyuz Cargo spacecraft (Image Credit: RSC Energiya/Roscosmos)

Name: Soyuz 2.1 A (CARGO)

Height: 152 ft

Diameter: 9 ft 8 inch

Stages: 2

Payload Capacity

  • 7,020 kg to LEO
  • 4,230 kg to SSO
  • 2,810 kg to GTO

Launch History

  • Total: 45
  • Success: 42
  • Failure: 3

First Stage

  • Engines: 1 x RD-108A
  • Height: 88.9 ft
  • Diameter: 9.7 ft
  • Thrust: 792.41 kN sea level, 921.86 kN vacuum
  • Burn time: 286 seconds
  • Fuel: Liquid Oxygen & RP-1 (rocket grade) kerosene

Second Stage

  • Engines: 1 x RD-0110
  • Height: 22 ft
  • Diameter: 9.8 ft
  • Thrust: 298 kN
  • Burn time: 270 seconds
  • Fuel: Liquid Oxygen & RP-1 (rocket grade) kerosene

You can read more about the next launches here

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