ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi



Energia held a meeting of the Council of Chief Designers

September 23, 2020

RSC Energia (which is a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) held a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS). The meeting was opened by the General Director of the Corporation Igor Ozar.

The report on the progress of preparations for the launch of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-17 and the readiness of Soyuz MS-16 for completion of its flight was made by the First Deputy General Director/First Deputy General Designer Sergei Romanov. The ISS mission results, mission plan for the upcoming period, the status of the ISS, LOCT and the mission support assets readiness for carrying out the program of the next expedition were presented by the First Deputy General Designer for flight operations and tests of rocket and space systems Vladimir Soloviev.

Reports on the readiness of all the systems, instrumentation and hardware of the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-17 and the ISS RS were made by the Corporation's managers in charge of their respective fields of expertise.

Video links were used to hear reports from representatives of subcontractors and NASA on the readiness of the launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-2.1a for launching Soyuz MS-17, the launching and downrange tracking facilities, the US on-orbit segment of the ISS, MCC-M equipment and personnel, search and rescue vehicles, scientific payloads to be delivered, integrated space launch system with LV Soyuz-2.1a/ CTS Soyuz MS-17, as well an on the health status of the crews of ISS-62/63, ISS-63/64 and their readiness for carrying out the plan of upcoming work.

The Council of Chief Designers approved RSC Energias proposals on the upcoming activities plan to prepare Soyuz MS-17 for launch on October 14, on the delivery to the ISS of a crew of three; and on returning a crew of three onboard Soyuz MS-16 on October 22. Taking into account the assessment of the actual status of its onboard systems and hardware, the decision was made to allow the Russian Segment of the International Space Station to proceed with the program of the next phase in the ISS operation.




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