Category : Soyuz
August 20, 2015

On August 20 the cosmonauts raised flags of the countries taking part in Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft launch.

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August 19, 2015

According to Roscosmos both main and back-up crew of new ISS mission arrived in Baikonur.

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August 13, 2015

Russian space industry specialists unloaded the vehicle and installed it on the special facility of #254 integration building at Baikonur spaceport.

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August 10, 2015

Interdepartmental Commission approved main and back-up crews of new ISS mission for the flight, - GCTC spokesman reported.

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August 3, 2015

Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will perform a spacewalk scheduled for August. The cosmonauts will polish several windows of Zvezda service module from the outside, - Mission Control Centre representative reported. Earlier the date extravehicular activities was shofted several times because of Proton M-27M accident since the vehicle was to deliver to the station equipment necessary for the spacewalk.

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August 3, 2015

Roscosmos approved main and back-up crew of Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft to be launched to the ISS from Baikonur in September 2015. The main crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (Soyuz TMA-18M crew commander), ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen (flight engineer) and KazKosmos cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov.

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July 16, 2015

Today, on July 16, 2015, Roscosmos Mission Control Centre and Near-Earth Space Monitoring Services of Russia and USA found out that there is possibility of space debris approaching the ISS.

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July 16, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Baikonur saw “Mass Media day” taking place in GCTC test and training center of #17 launchpad. Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft main (Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui and Kjell Lindgren) and back-up (Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Kopra, Timohy Peake) crews arranged open training for mass media representative.

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July 8, 2015

Kazakh astronaut Aidyn Aimbetov successfully passed all exams to fly to the ISS in September 2015, - Kazakh President press-service reports.

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July 8, 2015

On July 8, 2015, in GCTC Interdepartmental Commission approved next ISS crew to go to the station onboard Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft.

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