ISS-63 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Christopher Cassidy
Flight engineers:
Anatoly Ivanishin
Ivan Wagner
Robert Behnken
Douglas Hurley



Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft has been fueled with propellant components and compressed gases

March 28, 2020

At the Baikonur launch site the specialists from RSC Energia completed fueling of manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-16 with propellant components and compressed gases.

After fueling the spacecraft was transported to the integration and test facility, and installed on the dynamic bench for further processing operations. According to the prelaunch processing schedule on March 30 the spacecraft will be mated to the adapter section of the launch vehicle.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1 launch vehicle carrying Soyuz MS-16 to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for April 9, 2020 from the Baikonur launch site under the ISS-62/63 Expeditions program.

The spacecraft prime crew consisting of commander Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos), flight-engineer 1 Ivan Vagner (Roscosmos) and flight engineer 2 Christopher Cassidy (NASA) is being trained for the flight. Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrey Babkin and NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen.






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