3478861189
August 21, 2018
Categories: GCTC, Roscosmos

A month and a half before the start, the main ISS-57/58 crew traditionally started an important stage – the pre-flight exam session.

In the first half of October, cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Haig departed for a long expedition to the International Space Station.

Successfully completed the theoretical examinations, the crew began to pass practical tests on the simulators of the Center.

The commander of the crew began the session with an exam on the camera operator mode of managing the docking of the transport cargo vehicle “Progress MS”.

Training is conducted on the specialized training equipment “Teleoperator”.

The automatic mode, in which docking of cargo ships with the ISS usually happens, can be broken by a number of abnormal situations, which leads to the transition to the manual control mode.

During the test at the “Teleoperator” Alexey Ovchinin worked several scenarios for connecting the  ”Progress MC” spacecraft  with the station in accordance with the abnormal situations, indicated in the selected exam task.

The result of competent actions, performed by the commander of the crew according to the methods and on-board documentation, was to get an “excellent” rating for all modes.

The Examination Commission highly appreciated the theoretical knowledge and practical skills, that Alexey Ovchinin demonstrated during the training.

More from this category:
ISS-1
December 14, 2013

The orbit of the International Space Station was raised on Friday to ensure successful docking of a Russian spacecraft at the beginning of the next…

full story
iJYDXqHU2xk
June 9, 2015

ISS orbit was successfully adjusted on June 8, 2015 to avoid space debris. Progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters were ignited at 22.58, Moscow time, and…

full story
1439434049
August 22, 2016

Roscosmos started developing new super-heavy booster, – mass media representatives reported with reference to RSC Energia Director General Vladimir Solntsev. “Together with Roscosmos rocket complex…

full story
3335396282
June 18, 2018

On June 17, 2018 at 00:46 (Moscow time) from the State Test Cosmodrome “Plesetsk” military crew of the Russian Space Forces launched a space rocket…

full story
image89474896
April 24, 2015

The first launch of Angara-A5V heavy booster with test payload will be performed from Vostochny spaceport in 2023, – as stated in Russian Federal Space…

full story
2797398223
February 26, 2019

On the night of Tuesday, February 26, the train with the “Proton-M” launch vehicle, the head fairing and the upper stage DM-03, was sent from…

full story
1079022831
February 12, 2016

Proton-M booster to launch space devices in the framework of Russian-European ExoMars-2016 research mission was delivered to Baikonur spaceport. “Proton-M booster designated to launch Schiaparelli…

full story
p_566790
April 19, 2013

According to RIA Novosti,  Russian enterprise Android Technics is developing a new robot SAR-401; at the end of September it will be tested in Gagarin…

full story