October 8, 2018

Today, on October 8, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome issued an opinion on the readiness of the “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft and the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle to be exported and installed on launch complex.

During the day, RSC “Energia” specialists successfully completed a set of technological operations for the general assembly of the rocket and space complex: the head unit with the ship was docked to the third stage of the rocket in the assembly and test complex of the launch vehicles.

Removal of the launch vehicle with “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft from the assembly and test complex and its installation on the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome will be held tomorrow, October 9.

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.

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