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Sergey Valerievich PROKOPIEV
Test Cosmonaut of ROSCOSMOS
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Born on February 19, 1975 in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg).
FAMILY STATUS: Married, has a daughter and a son.
In 1992 he finished secondary school No.64 in Yekaterinburg.
In 1997 Sergey Prokopiev graduated from the Tambov Higher Military Pilot School specializing in Command Tactical Aviation, Air Movement Control and was qualified as a pilot-engineer.
At a period of 2002 - 2005 he studied at Michurinsk State Agrarian University specializing in Accounting, Analysis and Audit, upon completion of his study he was qualified as Economist.
Sergey Prokopiev was decorated with Military Service Order and Medals.
Military Service Order and Medals of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation for Meritorious Military Service Second and Third Classes, For Participation in a Military Parade on Victory Day.
In 1997 - 2007 he served as Deputy Commander of the aircraft; his service was provided in such cities as Orsk, Ryazan and Vozdvizhenka.
In 2007 - 2009 he served as commander of the Tu-22Ì3 aircraft, commander of the air detachment of the 52-nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment at Long-range aviation Air Base Shaikovka, Kaluga region. Combat participant.
In 2009 - 2010 he served as the aircraft commander and since 2010 - as commander of aviation group of strategic bombers Tu-160 of the 121-st Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment at Long-range aviation Air Base Engels, Saratov region. He participated in the military parade on May 9, 2010 flying the Tu-160 over the Red Square.
Sergey Prokopiev flied the Yak-52, L-39, Tu-134UBL, Tu-22Ì3 and Tu-160 and had logged more than 850 hours (by September 2011).
At the meeting of Chief Medical Board (CMB) on September 7, 2010 he was recognized fit by health status for enlistment as the cosmonaut candidate in Yu.A. Gagarin CTC detachment during the next selection. At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for Selecting Cosmonauts and their Assignment to the crews of the Manned Vehicles and Stations on October 12, 2010 Prokopiev was recommended to be appointed to a post of the test cosmonaut candidate of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
In accordance with Order of the Head of the Cosmonaut Training Center No. 469 of November 15, 2010 he reported to Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on January 31, 2011 and on February 1, 2011 he began to pass general space training with the group of his selection. On February 1, 2011 by Order of CTC Head Prokopiev was appointed as a candidate for test cosmonauts of CTC detachment.
On November 17, 2011 at the Chkalovsky Airdrome near Moscow he began training in zero gravity simulated onboard the IL-76 lab. Before getting a permit to flights he passed theoretical training: studied the guiding documents, familiarized with design, specifications of the IL-76 MDK and methods of performing flights with simulation of weightlessness, as well as the scope and content of exercises and tasks envisaged in the program for each flight. Ten flights with simulation of weightlessness modes were envisaged in the Program.
On March 13, 2012 he began training for extravehicular activity (EVA) in neutral buoyancy laboratory of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC, which provides training in typical operations of EVA with the Orlan-MK spacesuit modified; the suit is specially adapted to operate under water. He made 3 dives: two were aimed at getting and testing the extravehicular activity skills and the third dive was final.
Upon completion of general space training he was permitted to the State Examination; Sergey Prokopiev passed it on July 31, 2012. On August 3, 2012 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Qualification Commission (IDQC) to assess the training of candidates for test cosmonauts (selection of 2010) he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
At a period of August 8 - 10, 2012 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Prokopiev in the preliminary crew together with Sergey Khomenchuk and Ivan Wagner took part in working out the practical actions of the crew after landing in the deserted area.
By Order of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation in Prokopiev was dismissed from the Armed Forces August 2012.
In March 2015 at the forum of journal Space News it was reported that he was assigned commander of the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-06 vehicle (the ISS-53/54 Expedition).
On June 22, 2015 by decision of the Departmental Commission Prokopiev was approved as a backup of Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov in the crew of the Soyuz TMA-18Ì vehicle (a 10-day ISS visiting Expedition).
On July 28, 2015 at the meeting of the State Medical Board at Yu.A Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center he was found fit for a space flight by the state of health.
From August 6, 2015 he passed comprehensive training as a flight engineer of the backup crew of the vehicle together with commander Oleg Skripochka and flight engineer Thomas PESQUET. That day the examination training was provided on the Soyuz TMA simulator.
On September 1, 2015 at the meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur Cosmodrome PROKOPIEV was approved as flight engineer-2 of the backup crew of the Soyuz TMA-18M MTV.
On September 2, 2015 during the launch of the Soyuz TMA-18M MTV he was a backup of vehicle flight engineer-2.
In July 2016 the crew consisting of Sergei Prokopiev, Oleg Artemiev and Andrew Feistel passed training in “water survival” in localities near Moscow. The crews performed the required tasks of “dry”, “long” and “short” trainings.
On February 7-9, 2017 Prokopiev in the preliminary crew together with Oleg Artemiev and Andrew Feistel passed an autonomous three-day comprehensive training in “winter survival” – actions of the vehicle crew after landing in the wooded and marshy area in winter.
In April 2017 Prokopiev began to take a course of training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston during which he also studied USOS.
On April 21, 2017 at the meeting of Interdepartmental Commission he was approved as commander of the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-07 vehicle and the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle.
Based on data of site www.astronaut.ru.