Soyuz MS-17 at filling station
September 29, 2020
Pre-launch processing of the manned transportation spacecraft (MTS) Soyuz MS-17 for the launch under the program of Expeditions 63 and 64 to the International Space Station (ISS) continues at the Baikonur cosmodrome. Today RSC Energia specialists started fuelling operations.
Crews of Soyuz MS-17 embarked on the final stage of their preparations
September 28, 2020
The final stage of preparations of the main and backup crews of the manned transportation spacecraft (MTS) Soyuz MS-17 for the mission under the program of Expeditions 63 and 64 to the International Space Station (ISS) has begun at the Baikonur launch site.
Soyuz MS-17 logistics spacecraft received authorization to proceed with fuelling
September 28, 2020
In accordance with the pre-flight preparations schedule, the cosmonauts and astronauts performed a fit-check of their flight spacesuits, checked them for leakage and took their seats in the spacecraft.
At Baikonur launch site, Technical Management held their meeting at which a decision was made to proceed with fueling the manned transportation spacecraft (MTS) Soyuz MS-17.
Crews of Soyuz MS-17 arrived at Baikonur
September 27, 2020
Today specialists from RSC Energia and core companies of Roscosmos start the planned operations to load the spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases. After completion of activities at the filling station, Soyuz MS-17 will return to the processing facility of Area 254.
The main and backup crews of the manned transportation spacecraft (MTS) Soyuz MS-17 arrived at the Baikonur launch site to complete their pre-flight preparations under the program of Expeditions 63 and 64 to the International Space Station (ISS). They were met at the airfield Krainyi by members of the Technical Management and the State Commission.
Soyuz MS-17 solar array check
September 23, 2020
At the processing facility of Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site preparations continue for the launch of the Manned Transportation Spacecraft Soyuz MS-17. Today, specialists from RSC Energia and Space Center Yuzhny successfully completed a scheduled operation of check insolation for the solar arrays of the spacecraft power supply system.
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.
Soyuz MS-17 vacuum chamber tests completed
September 18, 2020
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.
Specialists from RSC Energia and SC Yuzhnyi completed leak tests of the Soyuz MS-17 manned transportation spacecraft in the vacuum chamber of the integration and test facility at Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site.
Nauka module pre-launch processing is in good progress at Baikonur
September 11, 2020
The pneumatic vacuum test cycle of large space hardware using a helium-air medium in test volumes is the most objective method of monitoring stringent requirements for pressurization integrity of the spacecraft compartments and onboard systems under ground conditions.
The next phase of Nauka module processing for launch to the International Space Station has begun at the Baikonur launch site. Preparations for factory check tests are in progress. After the module arrival at the assembly and test facility of Area No. 254 of the Baikonur launch site, operations were carried out to prepare Nauka for reloading and installation at the processing station.
Prelaunch Processing of Manned Transportation Spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-17
September 10, 2020
At the Baikonur launch site, RSC Energia specialists continue operations according to the preflight test schedule of the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-17.
August 26, 2020
After delivery to the launch site, Soyuz MS-17 stayed in a storage mode at the integration and test facility in Area 254 of the Baikonur launch site. On August 4, the spacecraft was activated and installed in the processing facility for planned operations to be performed in the initial ground processing phase. At present the spacecraft is undergoing stand-alone tests, successfully completing a cycle of check activations of the service hardware and tests of onboard systems, diagnostics of electronic computing and radio-navigation equipment. The next Soyuz MS-17 processing phase will comprise a leak test of the spacecraft compartments in the vacuum chamber of the integration and test facility in Area 254.
Held in Vladivostok, at the premises of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet (NPF), were training sessions for the military personnel involved in search and rescue of Soyuz MS crew transportation spacecraft under the ISS program. Taking part in them were specialists from the RSC Energia search and rescue department, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Rosaviation, Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia and Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.