RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 docked the ISS
March 15, 2019
Today, on March 15, at 04:02 Moscow time manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 successfully docked the International Space Station (the ISS).
State Commission approved crews of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft
March 13, 2019
The spacecraft crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and flight engineers – NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.
Onboard the International Space Station the Soyuz MS-12 crew was met by the ISS-59 expedition commander – Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and flight engineers – CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.
Today, March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the prime and the backup crews of the Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft and confirmed readiness of rocket-space complex Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-12 and the ground infrastructure for launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program.
Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-12 CTS is on the launch pad
March 12, 2019
The prime crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (the crew commander), NASA astronauts Nick Haque (flight-engineer) and Christina Koch (flight engineer-2). Their approved backups are Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.
Today, March 12, ILV Soyuz was rolled out from the processing facility to the launch pad. The medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with the Crew Transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 is erected on the launch pad of Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Launch vehicle integrated with crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 cleared for roll-out and erection on the launch pad
March 11, 2019
Activities under the program of the first launch day have begun.
Today, March 11, representatives of the technical management and the state commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome made a decision on the readiness of the space transportation system consisting of the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) SoyuzMS-12 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-FG to be rolled out and erected on the launch pad.
Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft
March 11, 2019
In the course of one day, specialists from RSC Energia and other leading companies in the rocket and space industry have successfully completed final sequence of operations to assemble the integrated launch vehicle.
In accordance with the pre-launch processing plan on March 10 the crews of the upcoming expedition to the ISS conducted the second “fit check” – a check inspection of the launch-ready spacecraft.
RSC Energia: Nikolai Sevastianov was elected as the General Director
March 6, 2019
After a briefing, the main and the backup crews took their seats in the spacecraft, familiarized themselves with locations of the payloads and equipment in the descent vehicle and the orbital module, checked the operability of various systems, including communications system, in test mode.
On March 5, by the decision of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of RSC Energia held in the form of voting by correspondence, elected as the General Director of the Corporation was Nikolai Nikolaevich Sevastianov.
RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft complete
March 6, 2019
Energia corporation specialists working at the Baikonur launch site continue preparing the integrated launch vehicle with the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 for its launch to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-12 mated to adapter section
March 4, 2019
Preparations for the launch scheduled for March 14, 2019, from the launch pad No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”), are under way in the processing facility of the launch site.
At Baikonur launch site preparations continue for the planned on March 14 launch of launch vehicle integrated with Soyuz MS-12 to the International Space Station.
RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 filled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 2, 2019
On Saturday, March 2, the spacecraft was transferred to the pre-launch processing facility after having been filled with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further prelaunch processing operations.
At Baikonur launch site RSC Energia specialists have completed operations to fill the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 with propellant components and compressed gases.
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing. According to the pre-launch processing schedule on March 4 the spacecraft will be mated to the transfer compartment.