October 3, 2018

Today, on October 3, RSC “Energia” specialists at the Baikonur cosmodrome conducted a design inspection of the “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft and performed technological operations to roll up the head fairing of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle.

The preparation of the spacecraft for launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program is carried out in the spacecraft installation and test building at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

According to the schedule of preparatory work on Saturday, October 6, the “second fitting” will take place – the main and backup crews will conduct a ship inspection in the launch configuration, and then the head unit with “Soyuz MS-10” can be transported from the test building to the assembly and test building of carrier rockets for a common assembly with the “Soyuz-FG” rocket.

The launch of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft with the crew of the next long-term expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 11, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The main crew of the ISS-57/58: cosmonaut of Roscosmos Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Their backup is Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

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