May 6, 2013
Categories: GCTC, ISS, Roscosmos, Russia

According to press-service of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, following the training schedule, prime and backup crews of Expedition 36/37 to the ISS have their qualification simulations, planned for April 29-30 & May 6-7.

The launch of Soyuz TMA-09M with the crew of Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), Luca Prmitano (ESA) and Karen Nyberg (NASA) is planned for night of May 28 to 29. Their backups are Michail Tyurin (Roscosmos), Rick Mastracchio (NASA) and Koichi Wakata (JAXA). In accordance with the ISS flight program this mission is supposed to use the four-orbit rendezvous profile, which means the duration of autonomous flight to the ISS will take less than 6 hours. For this reason crews have to pass additional exams on such an operation.

During qualification exams crewmember encounter a number of malfunctions such as failures of communication and life support systems, problems of motion and attitude control, fire and depressurization emergencies. So far all prime and backup crews’ operations are rated as excellent.

Image of Gagarin Cosmonaut Trainin Center

More from this category:
March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, joint teams of Roscosmos organizations began working on the second launch day schedule. The day before,…

full story
August 3, 2020

The Crew Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, completing the first manned flight to the International Space Station….

full story
March 5, 2021

Intensive prelaunch preparations of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and OneWeb spacecraft are underway at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. On March 1,…

full story
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
May 17, 2016

Khrunichev Centre that is Proton booster developer and manufacturer confirmed today that the launch Proton booster with Intelsat -31(Intelsat DLA2) communication satellite will take place…

full story
March 12, 2014

Preparation works for the manned launch are under way at Baikonur spaceport. Yuzhny space centre operational crews started preparing equipment and facilities of the launching…

full story
January 30, 2014

According to Eurockot company responsible for launch services with the help of Rokot booster European Space Agency (ESA) made arrangements about Sentinel-5p launch by this…

full story
September 9, 2020

The launch pad for the launch complex of the Angara carrier rocket was delivered to the Vostochny cosmodrome along the Northern Sea Route in two…

full story