ISS-65 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Shannon Walker

Flight engineers:
leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Soichi Noguchi



Soyuz MS-17 is launched to the ISS

October 14, 2020

Today, on October 14, 2020 at 08:45 Moscow time launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1a with Soyuz MS-17 manned transportation spacecraft was launched from Pad 31 of the Baikonur Launch Site. On the ninth minute of the flight the spacecraft normally separated from the third stage and entered a target near-earth orbit.

Flying onboard the spacecraft are: Roscosmoc cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov (commander) and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov (flight engineer 1), NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins (flight engineer 2). At present Soyuz MS-17 continues its free flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under the control of specialists from the Lead Operational Control Team of the ISS Russian Segment at Mission Control Center (Korolev).

Rendezvous of Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with the ISS is carried out automatically using a super-fast two-orbit rendezvous profile. The final approach and docking of the spacecraft with module Rassvet of the ISS Russian Segment is scheduled at 11:53 Moscow time. Besides the participants of the ISS 63/64 Expedition the spacecraft will deliver 173 kg of payloads, i.e. space experiment and biomedical research kits, consumables and photo equipment set, standard food rations and 10 kg of fresh fruit to the station.





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