ISS-66 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

Flight engineers:
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Akihiko Hoshide
Anton Shkaplerov



Prelaunch Processing of Spacecraft Soyuz S-19 began in Baikonur

July 30, 2021

Operations on activation and preparation of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz S-19 for the final preflight tests phase are completed at the integration and test facility (ITF) in Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site.

On July 23, as per the schedule Soyuz S-19 which has been staying in a storage mode at the processing facility since January 2021 was activated. Upon installation of the spacecraft in ITF rig RSC Energia specialists performed visual inspection of the spacecraft and initial state monitoring of the onboard systems, mated the ground test equipment, connected the test setup and conducted check activations of the service hardware, as well as standalone tests and installation of the crew seats Kazbek. In the nearest time the spacecraft is planned to be prepared for integrated electrical tests, testing of onboard avionics, and leak checks of the thermal control system loops.

The launch of Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying Soyuz-MS-19 under the program of delivery of Expeditions 66 participants to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 2021.



October 28, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-18 is launched
October 5, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Soyuz MS-19 is launched



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