water-survival-training-2
July 2, 2013
Categories: GCTC, Russia, Star city

Previous week two assigned ISS crews made up of Alexander Samokutyaev, Elena Serova, Barry Wilmore and Anton Shkaplerov , Samantha Cristoforetti, Terry Werst had their water survival trainings. Firstly they  practiced these trainings in GCTC and then on site on the basis of 179 Centre of Russian Federation Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Response (Moscow Region, Noginsk).

On Wednesday the crew members practiced “dry” training aimed to prepare them to act in off-nominal situation after water landing as well as to practice skills of operator performance in descent module.

Besides the crews learn to cooperate with Search and rescue teams. According to time history the training practices Sokol spacesuits removal, change into flight suits, heat protecting suits and Forel waterproof suits inside the descent module.

On Thursday and Friday the crews had their “short” and “long” trainings. The “long” one to large extent is similar to “dry” one, but the descent module being in water. After suit change the crew leaves the descent module taking personal survival kit and splashes. Then they form a group and report the Search and rescue team about their readiness for evacuation. At this stage safe and quick evacuation of the crew depends on Search and rescue team prompt actions .

According to “short” training condition after splashdown the crew finds a leak in the descent module. The aim of the “short” training is to leave the descent module in spacesuits urgently within 8-9 minutes. The “short” training lasts for about 30 minutes.

The crews executed the full time history of the trainings and successfully coped with all tasks.

The tranings were provided by GCTC specialists and specialists from other organizations including  instructors, divers, doctors, psychologists, etc.

General Space Training group  (2012 year admission)will also pass the same training.

comments

More from this category:
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
1030880870
February 8, 2016

Soyuz-2.1b medium booster with Glonass-M navigational satellite was successfully launched from Plesetsk spaceport in Arkhangelsk region, – Ministry of Defence press office reported. It was…

full story
kofe_pri_kormlenii_rebenka
May 6, 2015

While on Earth coffee nerds pay their respects to this flavorous drink at special section of EXPO Universal World Exhibition opened in Milano, coffee conquers…

full story
1014917747
November 20, 2014

Russia and the United States have no plans to end joint scientific experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS), Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev…

full story
Progr-to-sink
February 11, 2014

Progress M-20M cargo vehicle, undocked from the ISS on February 3, 2014, that has been performing controlled flight for 8 days during which scientific experiment…

full story
pad_winter
January 10, 2014

Preparation works for the first space launches in 2014 started at Baikonur spaceport today. Fuel service units operation centre crew of “Yuzhny” space centre started…

full story
pic_7bbb65cdeba9bb23298b9fc3d49297a4
June 30, 2014

Angara-1.2 PP booster first test launch scheduled for 27 June, 2014 was shifted by 1 day out of technical reasons. But then it was reported…

full story
1297738175
October 30, 2015

In 2016 Progress rocket and space centre will start manufacturing Soyuz-2.1b boosters against Arianespace order, – Centre General Designer deputy Alexander Storozh said. According to…

full story