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Soyuz МS-02 Space Vehicle is fueled with propellant components and compressed gases

September 11, 2016

RSC Energia specialists successfully performed fueling of the new series manned transport vehicle Soyuz MS-02 with propellant components and compressed gases at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

After fueling, the vehicle was delivered to the spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility (SC ATF) and installed in the assembly jig for further prelaunch operations.

The launch of Soyuz MS-02 carrying the crew of the next long-duration tour to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled on September 23, 2016 from launch site 31 of Baikonur cosmodrome.

ROSKOSMOS cosmonauts Sergei RYZHIKOV and Andrei BORISENKO, as well as NASA astronaut Robert Shane KIMBROUGH are prime crewmembers. ROSKOSMOS cosmonauts Alexander MISURKIN and Nikolai TIKHONOV, and NASA astronaut Mark VANDE HEI are backup crewmembers.

Soyuz MS new modification vehicle was developed as a result of deep upgrade of Soyuz TMA. It is designed to deliver crews of up to three crewmembers and associated cargo to the International Space Station, as well as their return to the Earth. When attached to the ISS, the vehicle also serves as a crew rescue vehicle and is kept in constant readiness for urgent crew descent to the Earth.

 

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