PscPXFrx4lA
August 19, 2015

According to Roscosmos both main and back-up crew of new ISS mission arrived in Baikonur.
“Soyuz TMA-18M main crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and their back-up members Oleg Skripochka and Sergey Prokopiev (Roscosmos) and Thomas Pesquet (ESA) arrived in Baikonur.
Future ISS mission participants went to Test and training complex where they are going to prepare for the flight for next two weeks. On August 19 the crews will have first Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft fit check.
“We have a very busy schedule. Apart from Soyuz fit check we will work with onboard documentation and met with RSC Energia specialists, discuss time schedule from launch to the docking, practice manual modes, study the schedule of our first days onboard the station, – said Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft commander Sergey Volkov.
The launch of Soyuz TMA-18M is planned for September 2, 07.32, Moscow time.
Traditional flag-raising ceremony is planned for August 20. The crew will also study Soyuz TMA-18M onboard documentation, flight program and ballistics and pass trainings on Soyuz manual docking.
Besides on August 19 Technical Authorities meeting made a decision on Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft filling with propellant components and pressurized gases.

More from this category:
Turksat 4A
January 16, 2014

On January 16 TurkSat-4A telecommunication satellite manufactured by Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric – МЕLCO was delivered to Baikonur spaceport by AN-124 aircraft of Volga-Dnepr aero…

full story
1466507763
November 29, 2016

Soyuz-U booster with new series cargo vehicle Soyuz MS-04 was rolled out from the integration building and erected on pad №1 (Gagarin launchpad). Specialists of…

full story
Express-satellites
July 11, 2013

New communication satellites launch schedule for 2013 may be changed by Roscosmos due to the recent Proton-M crash, – Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass…

full story
Go-AzIgyr8k
November 24, 2014

On Monday Proton-M booster with Astra 2G space device was installed  on the launching pad of Baikonur spaceport, – Khrunichev Centre representative Alexander Shmygov reported….

full story
Science_cooperation-1024x640
November 25, 2013

Joint scientific projects in the field of space exploration can become a perspective  direction of Russia and EU scientists’ cooperation, – Russian Academy of Science…

full story
rockotlaunch
October 9, 2013

The next launch of “Rokot” will take place on November 14, 2013 from Plesetsk Spaceport Ministry of Defense press office management representative for Aerospace Defense…

full story
rH52RY8e0Bg
June 23, 2014

Preparation works for the launch of Soyuz-2.1b booster with Fregat upper stage, Meteor-M satellite and a series of smaller space devices are under way at…

full story
Reactor
June 25, 2013

Scientists from Novosibirsk are developing reactor that enables to create biological and chemical materials of new properties (including organs) under weightlessness condition; according to preliminary…

full story