UEC Engines Enabled Cargo Delivery to ISS

UEC Engines Enabled Cargo Delivery to ISS

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The RD-107А/RD-108А rocket engines produced in batches by Samara-based facility of United Engine Corporation ensured a successful launch of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Progress MS-27 cargo spacecraft. Two and a half tons of cargo will be delivered to the International Space Station for life support of long-duration Expedition 71. 

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Progress MS-27 cargo spacecraft was launched today, May 30, at 12:42 Moscow Time from a launch complex of site No.31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. UEC-Kuznetsov’s RD-107А/RD-108А rocket engines installed on launch vehicle stages I and II have worked properly. 

The Progress MS-27 is to deliver 2.5 tons of cargo to ISS, including 1,290 kg of instrumentation and equipment for the station systems, science experiment kits, clothing, food, medical products and personal care items for the crew of the 71st long-duration expedition. In addition, 754 kg of fuel for station refueling, 420 kg of potable water for the crew and 40 kg of nitrogen for the ISS atmosphere replenishment will be delivered.