Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft passed a vacuum test

February 18, 2019

The prelaunch processing of Soyuz MS-12 is in progress in Baikonur launch site.

The leak test of the spacecraft systems and compartments in the upgraded vacuum chamber using a helium-air medium has been completed. After that Soyuz MS-12 was transported to the bench where the spacecraft is connected to the ground test systems.

The launch of Soyuz MS-12 is scheduled for March 2019. A crew consisting of Alexei Ovchinin (Roscosmos), Tyler Niklaus Hague (NASA) and Christina Hammock Cook (NASA) will go on an expedition to the International Space Station.


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 that was established in August 2015 to implement a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket-and-space industry. State Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the Russian governments space program and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is also placing orders for the development, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects. The state corporation is also responsible for international space cooperation and arranging conditions for the future use of results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.



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