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Soyuz МS-11 crews began their final phase of trainings

November 20, 2018

Today, on November 20, Soyuz MS-11 crews have started the final phase of their trainings for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

The cosmonauts and astronauts tried on their flight spacesuits, and after their leak test took their places in the vehicle. The crews tested the radio communication system, laser ranging system, got familiar with the onboard data files, studied the flight program and a list of cargo to be delivered to the ISS.

During the final training sessions at the launch site training of the space vehicle manual proximity operations to the ISS, audit of science hardware sets, testing of upcoming ballistic operations and other preparatory procedures are also planned.

The prime crew of ISS-58/59 consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSS astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. Their backups are Rosocosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

This very day, a Technical Management Meeting was held, where a decision was taken to fuel Soyuz MS-11 with propellant components and compressed gases.

The launch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-11 with the crew of the next Expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for December 3, 2018 from the Baikonur launch site.

 

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