March 12, 2019

Today, on March 12, the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft was roll out from the Assembly and Test building to the launch pad.

Now the space rocket is already installed in the launch complex of the site № 1 (“Gagarinsky start”) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Works began on the program of the first launch day.

Specialists of RSC “Energia” and other leading enterprises of the rocket and space industry perform the final technological operations at the launch complex.

Pre-launch tests of systems and units of the rocket-space complex are performed, the interaction of the onboard equipment and ground equipment is checked.

The launch of “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft with the crew of the next long expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019.

The main crew of the ISS-59/60 includes Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.

Their backups are Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

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