4182267503
April 28, 2014
Categories: ESA, GCTC, ISS, NASA, Roscosmos, Soyuz

For two weeks ISS-40/41 mission main and back-up crew members have been passing preflight exams in GCTC. Cosmonauts and astronauts demonstrated their skills of manual approaching, docking and descent of Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and cargo vehicles manual remote control.

According to preflight preparation program both main and back-up crews were to have a standard flight day. In the framework of this training it is necessary to practice full working day on Russian ISS segment simulator coping with possible nominal and off-nominal situations.

ISS-40/41 mission main crew comprising Maksim Surayev (Roscosmos), Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst (ESA) has already had its standard flight day. The cosmonauts accomplished training program in the course of which they had to face various off-nominal situations.

Back-up crew members Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos), Samantha Christoforetti (ESA) and Terry Virts (NASA) also had the same training.

Upon the completion of all operation state commission assessed the crew’s actions. Training participants successfully coped with the tasks set in accordance with the time schedule.

Main and back-up crews have complex examination trainings on ISS Russian segment simulator and Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft simulator in front of them. The trainings are scheduled for May 6 and 7, 2014.

Image credit: GCTC

comments

More from this category:
2920403783
May 26, 2014

Today, on May 26, space rocket going to orbit Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft with ISS-40/41 mission crew onboard on May 28 was installed on #1 launching pad…

full story
1008087000
June 8, 2015

Launch schedule of Proton boosters will be announced next week, – Khrunichev Centre head Andrei Kalinovsky said the journalists on Monday. The schedule may be…

full story
HGvtNa0IKzE
August 21, 2014

According to the ordiring party’s request the launch of Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-M upper stage and two European Galileo FOC space devices from Guiana Space…

full story
383642273
September 1, 2014

“Ardbeg Scotch Whiskey sent to space 3 years ago will get back to the Earth this month”, – ScotlandNow reports. The decision to send the…

full story
glonass-m
November 28, 2013

3 launches of GLONASS navigational system satellites are planned for 2014, – Aerospace Defense Force commander major-general Alexander Golovko stated. The commander specified that 3…

full story
image85761
April 17, 2014

Egyptian EgyptSat-2 (previously named MisrSat-2, E-Star) Earth remote sensing satellite launched from Baikonur spaceport with the help of Soyuz-U separated from the booster. The launch…

full story
Rogozin
September 5, 2013

RIA Novosti – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin confirmed plans on Wednesday to consolidate Russia’s space industry under a single state-controlled corporation within a year….

full story
4l620KCyaYw
July 18, 2014

Group of cosmonauts (admission 2012) started survival trainings under desert or near desert conditions at Baikonur. Several days ago they had a theoretical course and…

full story