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Spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 mated to adapter section

October 1, 2018

Today, October 1, specialists from RSC Energia working at the Baikonur launch site completed the sequence of operations to mate a crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-10 to the adapter section.

Earlier, on Saturday, September 29, the spacecraft had been delivered to the spacecraft processing facility after successful completion of operations to fill it with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.

According to pre-launch processing schedule, the spacecraft designers inspection and the encapsulation are to take place on October 3.

The launch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle carrying the CTS Soyuz MS-10 with the crew of the next expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 11, 2016 from the Baikonur launch site.

The main crew of ISS-57/58 Expedition consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonaut leg Kononenko and CSA astronaut David Saint-Jaques.

 

RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications.

Roscosmos is a State Corporation established in August of 2015 in order to conduct a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry in Russia. State Corporation Roscosmos assures implementation of the Government policies in the field of space activities and provides for them a legal and regulatory framework, as well as places orders for the development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructure facilities. The functions of the State Corporation also include development of international cooperation in space, and creating conditions for using results of space activities in social and economic development of Russia.

 

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The launch of LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-10 is planned
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