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MSRS "Loutch" at the launch of THC "Progress MS-08"
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MSRS "Loutch" at the launch of THC "Progress MS-08"
15.02.2018
«Luch» system

Multifunctional space relay system (MSRS ) "Loutch" successfully fulfilled the task of providing relay telemetry to/from the transport cargo vehicle (THC) "Progress MS-08", the launch of which took place on the 13th of February 2018, 11:13 Moscow time from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

By using the channels of spacecrafts "Loutch-5A" and "Loutch-5B", subscriber relay equipment , mounted on "Progress" and the ground infrastructure were held seven sessions during launch, rendezvous and docking of cargo ship to the Russian service module Zvezda of the International space station, performed at 13:38 GMT.

The use of MSRS "Loutch" communication channels at launches of different purposes spacecrafts ensures prompt transmittion from|to such telemetric and command information on the entire flight path, including when being outside the zones of radio visibility from the Russian Federation territory.

Photo :Roscosmos