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Baikonur began testing cargo spacecraft "Progress M-12M". / July 14, 2011 /

July 14 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome began testing cargo spacecraft «Progress M-12M.»

In the assembly and testing facility area of 254 settlements «RSC» Energia «Korolev» and FSUE «TSENKI» — Space Center «South» began to verification systems inclusions cargo spacecraft «Progress M-12M.» The inspections revealed the correctness of the autonomous functioning of its systems and equipment.

Start space rocket «Soyuz-U» with the ship «Progress M-12M» is scheduled in August.

Truck should be delivered to the International Space Station more than 2.5 tons of cargo: scientific equipment, components, fuel to maintain orbit station, food, water and air for astronauts, supplies, etc.

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