ISS-66 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

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



SOYUZ MS-20 Vacuum Chamber Tests Completed

November 10, 2021

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the leak tests of the manned transportation spacecraft Souyz MS-20 in the vacuum chamber of the integration and test facility at Site 254 are completed.

According to the work schedule specialists from RSC Energia and SC Yuzhnyi performed a cycle of pneumatic vacuum tests of Souyz MS-20 proceeded from November 5. Automated ground verification of stringent pressurization integrity requirements for the spacecraft compartments and onboard systems was conducted without comments. Today, Souyz MS-20 was transported back to the worksite and installed in the dynamic bench for further preflight processing.

The launch of Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying Soyuz-MS-20 is scheduled for December 2021. The flight to the International Space Station will last 12 days under the contract with the Space Adventures. The commander of the prime crew is Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Yusaku Maezawa, President of the Start Today Corporation, and Yozo Hirano, Maezawa Yusaku's personal assistant, were assigned as flight participants of the prime crew.




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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