ISS-64 mission


ISS-64

ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins


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Final Assembly of the Launch Vehicle with Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft

October 9, 2020

At the Baikonur Launch Site, the planned pre-flight processing of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-17 for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) under the ISS-63/64 expeditions program is being completed.

Throughout this day, the specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos performed a set of processing operations on final assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a integrated launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-17 in the integration and test facility of Area 31 at the Baikonur Launch Site.

Following the subsequent meeting, the technical management and the State Commission issued a decision on the readiness of the space and rocket complex for the rocket roll-out and erection at the launch site to be performed tomorrow.
Moreover, the State Commission confirmed the use of a super-fast 2-orbit rendezvous capability which enables the spacecraft to reach the ISS just in three hours after launch.

The launch of the upgraded Soyuz 2.1a launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-17 to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 14, 2020. The prime crew of Soyuz MS-17 consists of commander Sergei Ryzhikov (Roscosmos), flight engineer-1 Sergey Kud-Sverchkov (Roscosmos) and flight engineer-2 Kathleen Rubins (NASA).

 

 

Launches

October 14, 2020
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-17 is launched
July 23, 2020
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-15 is launched

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