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The rocket with Soyuz S-09 is installed on the launch pad

June 4, 2018

Today, on June 4, medium capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 was carried out from the integration and test facility and erected at the launch pad of Launch Site No.1 Gagarins launch pad of Baikonur launch site.

L-1 day program activities have begun.

Specialists from RSC Energia and other organizations involved in the prelaunch processing are performing final processing operations at the launch site. Prelaunch tests of the rocket and space complex systems and assemblies are being conducted, the onboard systems and ground equipment interfaces are being checked. On the payload fairing along with the name of the spacecraft an inscription against the blue background with pattern effects and logo of the upcoming FIFA World Cup are set up.

Tomorrow, on July 5, a meeting of the State Commission for the crew approval and a prelaunch press-conference are scheduled.

The launch of Soyuz-FG LV with Soyuz MS-09 will take place on June 6, 2018 at 14:12:42 Moscow time from launch site No.1 (Gagarins launch pad) of the Baikonur launch site.

The ISS-56/57 prime crew consists of ROSKOSMOS cosmonaut Sergey PROKOPIEV, ESA astronaut Alexander GERST and NASA astronaut Serena AUNON-CHANCELLOR. Their backup crewmembers are ROSKOSMOS cosmonaut Oleg KONONENKO, CSA astronaut David SAINT-JACQUES and NASA astronaut Anne McCLAIN.

 

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RSC Energia press-center

Launches

July 10, 2018
The launch of LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-09 is planned
June 6, 2018
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-09 is launched

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