Spacecraft 'fit-check’ at Energia
March 28, 2018
Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babakin took part in the so-called ‘fit-check’ of Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft which is currently standing in the assembly jig at the Corporation where it is being built.
The Corporation has instituted a system of annual grants
March 27, 2018
Within the framework of the final spacecraft processing operations, the cosmonauts, accompanied by engineers, conducted a preliminary visual inspection and checks of the spacecraft equipment and familiarized themselves with cargo layout, with engineering mock-ups standing in for the actual flight kits. As noted by specialists, it is very important for cosmonauts to get a feel of the actual spacecraft interior, since the training mockup only gives an approximate idea of what is inside the cabin volume. Such exercises are also important for the engineers because they will have to accompany the future crew at Baikonur.
RSC Energia has instituted grants to support advanced scientific projects, development of image-building and social activities.
Soyuz MS-08 docked with the ISS
March 26, 2018
Support will be provided to projects aimed at development of advanced designs and scientific research, which might result in the development of new space technologies, production of advanced high-technology goods or services, an increase in productivity and efficiency of work in the core business area of the Corporation; at popularizing space flight and building the image of the Corporation; promoting sports and a healthy way of life. The best projects will be selected by the committee on a competitive basis.
March 23, at 22:41 Moscow Time, transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 with a crew onboard successfully docked with the Research Module Poisk (MRM2) of the International Space Station (ISS). Onboard Soyuz MS-08 are the members of Expedition ISS-55/56: Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev (commander) and NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold (flight engineers).
LV Soyuz-FG carrying crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site
March 22, 2018
An integrated launch vehicle carrying the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 was successfully launched from Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 21, 2018 at 20 hours 44 minutes Moscow Time. Onboard the spacecraft are the members of Expedition ISS-55/56: Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev (commander) and NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold (flight engineers).
Crews of Soyuz MS-08 approved by the State Commission
March 20, 2018
Today, March 20, 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-08 and confirmed the readiness of the integrated space launch system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-08 and its ground infrastructure for the launch under the ISS program.
Rocket with human transportation spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-08 is installed on the launch pad
March 19, 2018
Today, on March 19, a medium-capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with a human transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-07 was rolled out of the processing facility and erected on the launch pad of Site 1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.
The Rocket with Soyuz MS-08 is admitted for installation on the launch pad
March 17, 2018
Today, on March 17 the technical management and State Commission representatives at Baikonur cosmodrome issued a decision about the readiness of the rocket and space complex (RSC) consisting of transport manned vehicle (TMV) of Soyuz ÌS-08 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz FG for roll-out and installation on the launch pad.
SC Soyuz MS-08 was transported for the general integration with LV
March 16, 2018
Today the final assembly of the rocket space complex was successfully completed. During the day the nose assembly with the vehicle was mated to the third stage of the launch vehicle in the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF).
Today, on March 16 manned transport vehicle of Soyuz ÌÑ-08 developed and built by RSC Energia as a part of the nose assembly was transported for final assembly with launch vehicle Soyuz FG.
Ñheck inspection of Soyuz MS-08 has been performed
March 16, 2018
The transportation was done by rail. A series of processing final assembly operations is planned on March 16 in the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF) within the prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS).
Preparations continue for the launch of transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 under the program of the International Space Station.
Working visit to Corporation Energia
March 15, 2018
Today, March 16, the crews of Soyuz MS-08 performed a check inspection of the spacecraft in its launch configuration, in the course of which the primary and backup crews familiarized themselves with the controls and checked out in the test mode the operational integrity of various systems of the spacecraft.
On Thursday, March 15, RSC Energia was paid a working visit by a delegation from Roscosmos headed by its general director Igor Komarov. A working conference with representatives of the Corporation staff was held in the company’s auditorium.
The head of Roscosmos talked about the current state of affairs and the outlook for the rocket and space industry in the next decade.
RSC Energia completes preparations for an experiment on the SPM mockup
March 15, 2018
Staff members of the RSC Energia flight test department have discussed with representatives of the Institute for Bio-Medical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBMP RAS) conducting a joint experiment to simulate the intravehicular activities of the crew in the ergonomic mockup of the Science and Power Module (SPM).
RSC Energia: the designer’s inspection of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft and launch vehicle encapsulation have been conducted
March 14, 2018
RSC Energia specialists made the designer’s inspection of the first manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 and performed technological operations for the Soyuz FG launch vehicle encapsulation.
Young professionals visit RSC Energia
March 14, 2018
The spacecraft pre-launch processing under the International Space Station Program is being conducted at the spacecraft assembly & testing facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Previosly, the spacecraft was mated to the transfer compartment.
RSC Energia became one of the educational platforms of the youth forum Russia, the Land of Opportunity, which is held in Moscow March 11 through 20.
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 is mated to the transfer compartment
March 12, 2018
Yesterday a delegation of the forum participants visited the Museum of the Corporation and the Center for Technology and Personnel Development of the Experimental-Machine Building Plant. In the auditorium of Energia an interactive lecture About Achievements of our Country’s Spaceflights and Future Prospects for Space Exploration was delivered for the visitors to the company by pilot- cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Alexander Kaleri.
Today, on March 12, specialists from RSC Energia (a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) working at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to mate a manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 to the adapter section.
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 is filled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 7, 2018
The spacecraft preparations for the launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program are being performed at the spacecraft processing facility. Earlier, the spacecraft had been filled with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.
RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to fill a manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-08 with propellant components and compressed gases.
Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft crews started the final stage of training
March 5, 2018
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.
Today, on March 5, the crews of the manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 started the training phase for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft crews arrived at Baikonur
March 4, 2018,
Cosmonauts and astronauts tried on spacesuits Sokol-KV and after their test for pressure integrity they took their places in the spacecraft. The crews checked the radio communication system, the laser rangefinder, got acquainted with onboard documentation, studied the flight program and the list of the cargo planned for delivery to the ISS.
On March 4, 2018 the prime and the backup crews of manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome for pre-launch training for a space flight.
RSC Energia to simulate a working day of the SPM crew
March 2, 2018
The prime crew of the Soyuz-08 spacecraft consists of the spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Oleg ARTEMIEV, flight engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew FEUSTEL and Richard ARNOLD. The backup crew consists of the spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Alexei OVCHININ and flight engineer, NASA astronaut Nick HAGUE.
On February 28, 2018 at 05:31 Moscow time the descent vehicle of manned transport spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-06 landed in the Kazakh steppe. Soyuz MS-06 crew consisting of spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Alexander MISURKIN, NASA astronauts Mark VANDE HEI and Joseph ACABA safely returned to the Earth.
All re-entry and landing operations went normally. The health status of the returned crewmembers is good.