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Progress MS-15 Re-entry


Progress MS-15 spacecraft to undock from the ISS on February 9
Roscosmos, February 03, 2021, 12:45 GMT

In accordance with the International Space Station (ISS) flight program, the Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft is to complete its mission. The undocking is scheduled for February 9, 2021 at 05:21 UTC.

According to the TsNIIMash Mission Control Center preliminary calculations (part of Roscosmos), the vehicle propulsion unit will be switched on for braking at 08:30:11 UTC on February 9, 2021. 3.5 minutes later, it will shut down and the spacecraft will continue its descent. In accordance with the MCC data, at 09:04 UTC, Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft will reenter with the non-combustible structural elements fall in the non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean.

The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Progress MS-15 cargo spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Site No. 31 on July 23, 2020, at 14:26:21 UTC. Setting a new record flight time to the ISS of 3 hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds, it docked normally to the Pirs docking compartment of the Russian segment of the International Space Station.


Progress MS-14 remains attached to the ISS at the rear port of Zvezda.

Progress MS-16 launch expected February 15 for docking on February 17 with the recently-vacated Pirs module.

Navigation Warning

The warning covers the planned February 9 event and the possibility of a delay to February 10.

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