Soyuz MS-13 launch covers. The covers were autographed by the “Soyuz MS-13” crew: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and American astronaut Andrew Morgan.
On July 31, 2019 at 15:29 UTC the Russian “Progress MS-12” unmanned supply spacecraft docked to the International Space Station in about 3 and 19 minutes after blastoff from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft was docked to the Russian “Pirs” (SO-1) module. The spacecraft delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo for the ISS crew. The Progress spacecraft completed fastest-ever trip to the International Space Station.The previous fastest-ever trip to the ISS was performed by the Russian “Progress MS-11” unmanned supply spacecraft on 4 April 2019. The “Progress MS-12” beat the flight time of the previous Progress resupply mission by two minutes.
On July 31, 2019 at 12:10 UTC the “Progress MS-12” unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. The spacecraft was orbited by the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier.
On July 29, 2019 at 10:44 UTC the “Progress MS-11” unmanned supply spacecraft was undocked from the International Space Station. At the same day, the spacecraft was deorbited. Non-burnt fragments of the spacecraft drowned in the remote area of the Pacific at 14:32 UTC.
On July 27, 2019 at 16:01 UTC, the private U.S. unmanned supply spacecraft, the "Dragon” SpX-18 (CRS-18 flight), was successfully docked to the International Space Station. The linkup operation was carried out with the help of the giant 17-meter Canadarm. The capture with Canadarm-2 was performed by US astronaut Nick Hague at 13:11 UTC. The Dragon spacecraft was maneuvered into position and attached to a berthing port on the space station's Harmony module. This docking marked the 18th time a Dragon spaceship has reached the space station, counting a demonstration flight in 2012. The Dragon spacecraft delivered 2312 kilograms of supplies, equipment and research investigations for the station’s 6-person Expedition 60 crew.
On July 25, 2019 at 22:01 UTC the "Falcon 9” rocket-carrier was launched from SLC-40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The launch was performed by the "SpaceX” private company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. US private company SpaceX launched its "Dragon” (CRS-18 flight also known as SpX-18) unmanned spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. CRS means Commercial Resupply Services. It is the 19th successful flight of a “Dragon” spacecraft and the 18th successful flight of a “Dragon” to the ISS.
On July 20, 2019 at 22:48 UTC (on July 21 at 01:48 Moscow time) the Russian "Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft docked with the Russian “Zvezda” (“Star”) module of the International Space Station.
The spacecraft delivered 3 members of Expedition 60 to the ISS, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and American astronaut Andrew Morgan. The new comers joined current ISS Expedition 60 members – Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague and Christina Koch.
On July 20, 2019 at 16:28 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov (center), Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (right) and American astronaut Andrew Morgan (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-13” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmit
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On July 19, 2019 at 13:06 UTC, the Chinese “Tiangong-2” space station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean. Debris from the space station fell in a remote zone of the South Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and Chile.
On June 25, 2019 at 02:48 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-11” landing capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan.
The spacecraft delivered to Earth the 3 members of ISS’s Expedition 59 – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and American astronaut Anne McClain. They spent in space 204 days. Three other ISS crew members – Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin; American astronauts Tyler «Nick» Hague and Christina Koch remained in orbit aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 60 crew. The undocking of Soyuz MS-11 marked the end of Expedition 59 and the start of Expedition 60.