August 29, 2014

Space industry specialists continue preparation works for the launch of Soyuz TMA-14M manned spacecraft to the ISS from Baikonur spaceport.   RSC Energia and Yuzhny space centre joint operational crews transport Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft from vacuum chamber to 2b integration building of 254 launchpad. After the transportation the spacecraft will be installed in the clean room of the integration building and the specialists will dock its systems with testing equipment.

The launch of Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-14M manned spacecraft is planned for September 26. The spacecraft will bring to the station ISS-41/42 mission crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutuayev and Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore. The back-up crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

 

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