Russia to launch three more spacecraft to ISS

April 2nd, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, April 2 (RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to launch three more Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) this year, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.
Russia sent a Soyuz TMA-14 vehicle to the ISS March 26 this year to transport the crew to the space station.

“In line with international agreements, Russia will launch the Soyuz TMA-15, May 27, the Soyuz TMA-16, Oct 1 and the Soyuz TMA-17, Nov 20, from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan,” Roscosmos said in a statement.

The Soyuz TMA-15 will transport three additional crewmembers to the ISS. It will be the 102nd flight of a Soyuz spacecraft since 1967.

The Russian space agency is planning to make a record 39 space launches this year from Baikonur and the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia.

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