Dmitry Rogozin, director of Roskosmos, confidently stated that as early as 2020, the speed of delivery of astronauts to the ISS will be even higher than that of the Moscow-Brussels flight. In the same scenario, space tourists will send into orbit.
“After 1.5 years, we will start delivering astronauts and tourists to the station even faster than flying an airplane from the Russian capital to Brussels,” wrote the head of the State Corporation on Twitter.
In addition, Rogozin in the same publication reported that in the spring of 2019 another launch of the Progress unmanned cargo spacecraft using a two-turn ultra-short circuit would be carried out. The flight of the ship will be about 3 hours.
Recall, on July 10, 2018, the Progress MS-09 spacecraft was launched into orbit using the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle. After less than 4 hours, the aircraft successfully docked to the Pirs module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. The ship delivered on its board fuel, consumables, equipment for scientific experiments, food, the Orlan-ISS spacesuit, which ensures safe operation in open space.