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MXR Luch at the launch of THC "Progress MS-08»
MXR Luch at the launch of THC "Progress MS-08»
«Luch» system

Multifunctional space system relay (MCR) "Luch" successfully fulfilled the task of providing relay telemetry 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.

When using the channels of the spacecraft "Luch-5A" and "Luch-5B" subscriber equipment relay, mounted on "Progress" and the ground infrastructure was held seven sessions, carried out during launch, rendezvous and docking of cargo ship to the Russian service module Zvezda of the International space station, done at 13:38 GMT.

Using channels MXR Luch liaison to ensure launches of spacecraft for different purposes allows you to quickly transmit from and into these telemetric and command information on the entire flight path, including outside zones of radio visibility from the Russian territory.

Photo :Roscosmos