February 7, 2022
Categories: Baikonur spaceport

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the specialists of the Yuzhny Space Center (branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities) and the Progress Rocket Space Center (both are parts of Roscosmos) have completed the mechanical assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket stack (1st and 2nd stages) intended for the Soyuz MS-21 crewed spacecraft launch.

After completion of the assembly in the Site 31 assembly and test building, a joint team of Roscosmos specialists moved the stack onto the storage unit.

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft is scheduled to launch on March 18 at 15:55 UTC from the Vostok Launch Complex (Site 31) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft will take Bauman Moscow State Technical University graduate cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov to the International Space Station

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