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Soyuz MS-09 crews confirmed

June 5, 2018

Today, June 5, the State Commission at the Baikonur launch site approved the lists of the main and the backup crews of the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 and confirmed the readiness of the integrated space launch system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-09 and its ground infrastructure for the launch under the ISS program.

Primary crew: Flight engineer of ISS-56/57, commander of Soyuz MS-09 Sergey PROKOPIEV (Roscosmos, Russia); flight engineer of ISS-56, commander of ISS-57, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-09 Alexander GERST (ESA, Germany); flight engineer ISS-56/57, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-09 Serena M. Aunon-Chancellor (NASA, USA).

Backup crew: Flight engineer of ISS-56/57, commander of Soyuz MS-09 Oleg KONONENKO (Roscosmos, Russia); flight engineer of ISS-56, commander of ISS-57, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-09 David SAINT-JACQUES (CSA, Canada), flight engineer ISS-56/57, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-09 Anne McCLAIN (NASA, USA).

The members of the main and backup crews reported on their readiness for the mission, and, after completion of the state commission session, answered questions from Russian and foreign journalists at the traditional pre-flight press conference.

The launch of the Soyuz MS-09 on the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG is to take place on June 6, 2018 at 14:12:41 Moscow Time from Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

 

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July 10, 2018
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-09 is launched
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LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-09 is launched

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