The crew of the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft on September 26, 2019 went aboard the International Space Station.
After this, the first communication session of the full crew took place, during which the cosmonauts and astronauts were able to communicate both with colleagues and with their relatives and friends.
After the hatches between the ship and the station were opened on board, a crew of 9 people began to work: cosmonauts of Roscosmos Alexey Ovchinin, Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Skrypochka, NASA astronauts Nick Hague, Christina Koch, Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir, astronaut of the European Space Agency Luca Parmitano and space flight participant from the UAE Hazza Al Mansouri.
The program of the next ISS expedition includes scientific and applied research and experiments, carrying out maintenance, related to maintaining the operability of the station, and retrofitting it with equipment, delivered by cargo ships.
The “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft, which was launched on September 25 at 16:57 (Moscow time) from the Baikonur cosmodrome, delivered 180 kg of cargo to the ISS for Russian cosmonauts and ISS partners: a set of equipment for open space activities of the crew of the American station segment, for a space flight participant from the UAE, as well as the equipment of the European Space Agency.
In addition, the cargo contains equipment for conducting space experiments, biomedical and geophysical research, life support equipment, personal items of cosmonauts.
In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station on October 3, 2019 at 10:35 (Moscow time), it is planned to undock the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft with a crew of Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Hazza Al Mansouri.