20181115.troika.kononenko
November 16, 2018
Categories: GCTC, Soyuz

On November 15 at 10 am (Moscow time) in the GCTC a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission began, which summarized the readiness for space flight of the main and backup crews of the ISS-58/59.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, RSC “Energia”, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, NASA, CSA, and others.

The main and backup crews of the “Soyuz MS-11″ spacecraft reported on their readiness to carry out the flight program, thanked the GCTC specialists and other organizations for their good preparation.

According to the commission, the crews of the 58/59 long-term expedition to the International Space Station are ready to perform a space flight on the “Soyuz MS-11″ spacecraft and the Russian ISS segment and recommended to begin preparations at the Baikonur cosmodrome .

The launch of “Soyuz MS-11″ spacecraft is scheduled for December 3, 2018 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The planned duration of the flight is 194 days.

The main crew of the ISS-58/59 includes Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, backup crew – Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

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