Russia Completed 100 Successful Rocket Launches in Row

Russia has completed 100 successful launches of space launch vehicles in a row since  October 2018, the country’s space corporation “Roscosmos” reported. 

It is specified that 46 launches were carried out from the Baikonur cosmodrome, 36 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, 9 each from the Vostochny cosmodrome and from the Guiana Space Center.

Of these, 82 launches were carried out on Soyuz rockets, 11 on Proton-M, 4 on Angara, and 3 on Rokot launch vehicles, as stated in the press release.

The previous achievement was 59 successful starts in a row, from February 1992 to March 1993. This record was broken in June 2021, when a series of successful launches reached 60, which continues to this day.

It is also reported that today, at 9.15 am Moscow time, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with Progress MS-22 was launched. The launch of the ship into a given orbit, its separation from the third stage of the rocket, the opening of the antennas and solar panels of the ship were carried out normally.

Progress MS-22 flies to the ISS according to a two-day convergence scheme. Its docking with the Zvezda module will take place on February 11 at 11.47 am Moscow time and will be broadcast live. It will be met at the station by the ISS-68 crew, among whom there are Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin, and Anna Kikina.

Ru-Main, 09.02.2023
Source: RIA News

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