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The designers inspection of Soyuz MC-10 and encapsulation are completed

October 3, 2018

Today, on October 3, RSC Energia specialists conducted the designers inspection of the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 and performed technological operations on encapsulation of launch vehicle Soyuz-FG at Baikonur Launch Site.

The spacecraft prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS) Program is in progress at the spacecraft assembly & testing facilities (SC ATF) at Baikonur Launch Site.

Per the preparatory work schedule on Saturday, October 6, the second fit check will take place, the primary and backup crews will perform a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration, and then the payload module with Soyuz S-10 will be transported from SC ATF to the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF) for final assembly with launch vehicle Soyuz-FG.

The launch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-10 with the crew of the next Expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for October 11, 2018 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.

SC 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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