RSC Energia: Progress MS-13 cargo vehicle is launched to the ISS

Progress MS-13 cargo transport vehicle (CTV) developed and manufactured by RSC Energia was successfully launched from the Baikonur Launch Site under the program of the 74P logistics mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Soyuz-2.1a medium launch vehicle carrying Progress MS-13 lifted off from Launch Pad 31 at 12:34:11 Moscow time. In 8 min 48 sec after the lift-off contact the vehicle normally separated from the third stage and was inserted into the planned orbit. The solar array panels were deployed according to the timeline. In the third orbit around the Earth Progress MS-13 started a three-day program of autonomous rendezvous with the ISS RS under control of specialists from the Lead Operational Control Team of the International Space Station Russian Segment (LOCT ISS RS) working at MCC.

Progress MS-13 shall deliver to the ISS 650 kg of propellant in the refueling system tanks and 46 kg of compressed gases in bottles, as well as 1.35 tons of cargo including 420 kg of water in the Rodnik system tanks, consumables of the ISS onboard systems, and devices for scientific and research experiments, clothing, and personal hygiene materials, drugs and food products for the current Expedition crewmembers.

Source: S.P. Korolev RSC Energia – News


Amazing Russia will have only Russian only citizens in Government, no dual passport holders!

No no no!

Very important after seeing what happens in the USA and what the USA tries to pervade by; Putin will ban top officials in the Russian Government from having dual citizenship or any form of foreign residency permits — to reduce their inherited vulnerability to exposure to bribery and coercion of foreign intelligence service enlistment, which create serious vulnerabilities from due to dual citizenship…

Time to shuffle the deck of cards…

Now that is just right…


PS: Ex PM Medvedev is now a deputy to Putin himself: Russia’s primary security law dictates that the Security Council is always chaired by the president himself. Medvedev’s position as Prime Minister will be filled by Federal Tax Service head Mikhail Mishustin. Some are saying that Medvedev’s position is akin to a Vice presidency spot?

The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF; Russian: Совет безопасности Российской Федерации (СБРФ); Sovet bezopasnosti Rossiiyskoiy Federatsii (SBRF)) is a consultative body of the Russian President that works out the President’s decisions on national security affairs. Composed of Russia′s top state officials and heads of defence and security agencies and chaired by the President of Russia, the SCRF acts as a forum for coordinating and integrating national security policy.
Source: Security Council of Russia – Wikipedia