With the launch of spacecraft “Progress” lost telemetry

The launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with the Russian cargo ship “Progress M-28M” at the Baikonur cosmodrome. July 3, 2015

Photo: Sergey Savostyanov/TASS

During the launch of spacecraft “Progress MS-04” lost telemetry, stated, “Roscosmos”. Earlier the Agency had announced the successful exit of the ship in orbit

During the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with a cargo space ship “Progress MC-04” there were problems with the telemetry link. This was reported in Twitter “Roscosmos”.

Telemetry lost in 383 seconds into the flight, the report States. According to the source TASS, the loss of telemetry on the “Progress” occurred during operation of the engine third stage rocket engine RD-0110.

Earlier in the mission control Center TASS said that the spacecraft of the new series “Progress MS-04” was successfully launched into orbit. “There was a division of the transport of the spacecraft from the third stage of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-U”, — said the representative of the centre.

“Perhaps the third-stage engine shut down prematurely,” said the source “Interfax” at the cosmodrome. According to him, it could trigger the exit of the ship into an unplanned orbit or “does absence from orbit”.

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with space truck started on Thursday, 1 December from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The start was made from the 31st launch pad.

“Progress MC-04” is in Autonomous flight for two days, until December 3, reach and dock with the ISS, writes TASS. The ship should deliver on the International space station with 2.5 tons of cargo. The transport ship carries fuel to refuel the ISS, water and compressed gases for astronauts. In the cargo hold is laboratory equipment and accessories, containers with food, clothing, medicines and personal care products for cosmonauts to the ISS.

“Progress MC-04” will deliver to the ISS greenhouse “Lada-2” for the cultivation of sweet pepper, wheat and lettuce, and the first instance of a new generation of spacesuit “Orlan-ISS”. Also on Board is the system for water recovery and urine “, SRV-U-RS”, which will be installed in the Russian module “Dawn” experiment equipment “Probiotic”, for the preparation of fermented milk products on Board the ISS.

A cargo ship needs to meet the ISS crew consisting of Russian cosmonauts Andrei Borisenko, Sergei Ryzhikov and Oleg Novitsky, American astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson and European astronaut Thomas Sands.

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