July 17, 2019

Today, on July 17, 2019, representatives of the technical management and the State Commission issued an permission on the readiness of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft to be rolled out and installed on the launch pad № 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

During the day specialists from the leading enterprises of the rocket and space industry performed a set of technological operations for the general assembly of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle.

Yesterday, the “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft as part of the head unit was transported to a general assembly with a launch vehicle.

The launch of the “Soyuz-FG” rocket with the “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft and the crew of the next long expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled at 19:28 (Moscow time) on July 20, 2019 from the site № 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The main crew includes cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan.

The backups are cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Soichi Noguchi.

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