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.