February 14, 2014
Categories: ISS, NASA, Roscosmos, Soyuz

The landing of Soyuz TMA-10M manned spacecraft with Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky (Roscosmos) and Michael Hopkins (NASA) onboard was shifted from March 12 to March 11. Tha place of lamding was also changed because of great amount of snow in Arkalyk region where descent module was initially planned to land, – Roscosmos manned Programs Department Head Alexey Krasnov reported.

Originally we considered the Northern region of landing near Arkalyk city. But the snow cover there amounts to about 3 meters, – he said. – No helicopter is able to land under such conditions and moreover how we’ll look for the descent module under such snow cover. That’s why we decided to relocate the landing to the Southern region near Zhezkazgan city.

Due to that fact Soyuz TMA-10M crew will return to the Earth a day earlier – on March 11. The date is firm and is not to be changed anymore”, – Krasnov added.

In his turn Mission Control Centre representative confirmed this information and specified that Soyuz TMA-10M undocking from Poisk module of the ISS is planne for March 11, 4.03 Moscow time and the landing itself is schedule for 07.26.

More from this category:
August 5, 2014

Soviet space device Kosmos-1151 was deorbited and burned in the dense atmosphere, Russian Aerospace Defence Troops representative Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin reported on Tuesday. Soviet space…

full story
August 25, 2021

The Express-AM5 satellite operated by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) is used in restoring communications and the Internet in the regions of Yakutia affected…

full story
November 22, 2021

On the morning of November 19, 2021, a formal seeing-off for the prime and backup crews of the 20th ISS expedition took place at the…

full story
June 1, 2015

Pump unit and the construction fixing it to Proton-M booster cruise engine will be modernized in the shortest term, – Khrunichev Centre Director Deputy Alexander…

full story
Angara-1.2 launch vehicle launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome
October 20, 2022

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 22:55 Moscow time, Angara-1.2 light-class launch vehicle with a spacecraft of Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was…

full story
February 20, 2015

On February 19, 2015 Express-AM7 telecommunication space device and complex of service equipment were delivered to Yubileyny airfield complex where all necessary customs procedures were…

full story
August 29, 2013

Today morning Zenit-2SB booster with Amos-4 telecommunication satellite was rolled out to the  45 launchpad of Baikonur spaceport. The booster was vertically installed on the…

full story
June 5, 2015

The first launch of Progress cargo vehicle from Baikonur spaceport after spring accidents is planned for July 3. The vehicle will be launched with the…

full story