The Rocket with Soyuz MS-08 is admitted for installation on the launch pad
March 17, 2018
Today, on March 17 the technical management and State Commission representatives at Baikonur cosmodrome issued a decision about the readiness of the rocket and space complex (RSC) consisting of transport manned vehicle (TMV) of Soyuz ÌS-08 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz FG for roll-out and installation on the launch pad.
SC Soyuz MS-08 was transported for the general integration with LV
March 16, 2018
Today the final assembly of the rocket space complex was successfully completed. During the day the nose assembly with the vehicle was mated to the third stage of the launch vehicle in the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF).
Today, on March 16 manned transport vehicle of Soyuz ÌÑ-08 developed and built by RSC Energia as a part of the nose assembly was transported for final assembly with launch vehicle Soyuz FG.
Ñheck inspection of Soyuz MS-08 has been performed
March 16, 2018
The transportation was done by rail. A series of processing final assembly operations is planned on March 16 in the launch vehicle integration and test facility (LV ITF) within the prelaunch processing under the International Space Station (ISS).
Preparations continue for the launch of transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 under the program of the International Space Station.
RSC Energia: the designer’s inspection of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft and launch vehicle encapsulation have been conducted
March 14, 2018
Today, March 16, the crews of Soyuz MS-08 performed a check inspection of the spacecraft in its launch configuration, in the course of which the primary and backup crews familiarized themselves with the controls and checked out in the test mode the operational integrity of various systems of the spacecraft.
RSC Energia specialists made the designer’s inspection of the first manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 and performed technological operations for the Soyuz FG launch vehicle encapsulation.
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 is mated to the transfer compartment
March 12, 2018
The spacecraft pre-launch processing under the International Space Station Program is being conducted at the spacecraft assembly & testing facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Previosly, the spacecraft was mated to the transfer compartment.
Today, on March 12, specialists from RSC Energia (a part of State Corporation Roscosmos) working at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to mate a manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 to the adapter section.
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 is filled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 7, 2018
The spacecraft preparations for the launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program are being performed at the spacecraft processing facility. Earlier, the spacecraft had been filled with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.
RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to fill a manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-08 with propellant components and compressed gases.
Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft crews started the final stage of training
March 5, 2018
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.
Today, on March 5, the crews of the manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 started the training phase for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft crews arrived at Baikonur
March 4, 2018, 2018
Cosmonauts and astronauts tried on spacesuits Sokol-KV and after their test for pressure integrity they took their places in the spacecraft. The crews checked the radio communication system, the laser rangefinder, got acquainted with onboard documentation, studied the flight program and the list of the cargo planned for delivery to the ISS.
On March 4, 2018 the prime and the backup crews of manned transport spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome for pre-launch training for a space flight.
RSC Energia to simulate a working day of the SPM crew
February 28, 2018
The prime crew of the Soyuz-08 spacecraft consists of the spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Oleg ARTEMIEV, flight engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew FEUSTEL and Richard ARNOLD. The backup crew consists of the spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Alexei OVCHININ and flight engineer, NASA astronaut Nick HAGUE.
On February 28, 2018 at 05:31 Moscow time the descent vehicle of manned transport spacecraft Soyuz ÌS-06 landed in the Kazakh steppe. Soyuz MS-06 crew consisting of spacecraft commander, ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Alexander MISURKIN, NASA astronauts Mark VANDE HEI and Joseph ACABA safely returned to the Earth.
All re-entry and landing operations went normally. The health status of the returned crewmembers is good.