December 8, 2018

On December 7 at RSC “Energia” a complex experiment is being conducted at the ergonomic testing stand to simulate the activity of the crew of the prospective manned spacecraft “Federation” during a manned flight.

The testers will have to work out for the first time a whole complex of flight operations in the course of a single cyclogram – to simulate the prelaunch preparation of the spacecraft, its launch into orbit, approuching and docking with the International Space Station (ISS).

The flight program will take about five hours to complete.

The actions of the crew of three people (commander, co-pilot and scientist, who is responsible for the implementation of the scientific program on board) are managed by the virtual Mission Control Center.

The analysis team helps cosmonauts to work with onboard systems and carry out the flight program.

The testing team consists of a team of specialists from RSC “Energia”: designers, test cosmonauts of the Corporation’s Flight Space Center, as well as representatives from the GCTC and from the Institute of Biomedical problems.

A series of experiments to assess the man-machine interface ofK “Federation” spaceship will last until the end of the year.

Based on the data obtained, operational documentation will be developed for the flight tests of the new ship.

More from this category:
August 28, 2013

Progress centre is developing new Soyuz-5 booster replacing the models used today, – TsSKB-Progress Director General Alexander Kirilin reported on MAKS 2013 International Airshow held…

full story
July 1, 2019

On June 28, 2019, after the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission and the pre-flight press conference, the main crew (Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew…

full story
January 9, 2014

International cooperation issues, orbital space station design and further space exploration prospects are to be discussed by Space Agencies Heads in USA, – Roscosmos press-office…

full story
February 19, 2019

At the Baikonur cosmodrome preparations are continuing for the launch of the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft. Completed checking the systems and compartments of the ship for…

full story
May 7, 2014

Soyuz-2.1a booster with military space device was successfully launched from Plesetsk spaceport, representative of  Russian Ministry of Defenсe press-office management on Aerospace Defenсe troops Colonel…

full story
February 6, 2015

Baikonur specialists go on working on ISS program implementation. On February 04 Progress Rocket and Space Centre specialists conducted pneumatic tests of Soyuz-U booster first…

full story
March 13, 2019

Today, on March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the main and backup crews of the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft and confirmed the…

full story
May 6, 2015

While on Earth coffee nerds pay their respects to this flavorous drink at special section of EXPO Universal World Exhibition opened in Milano, coffee conquers…

full story