State Commission approved the crews of Soyuz MS-05
July 27, 2017
Today, July 27, the state commission at the Baikonur launch site approved the lists of the main and the backup crews of the manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-05 and confirmed the readiness of the integrated space launch system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-05 and its ground infrastructure and the launch crew for carrying out the launch under the ISS program.
RSC Energia: Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is on the launch pad
July 26, 2017
Primary crew: Flight engineer of ISS-52/53, commander of Soyuz MS-05 Sergei RYAZANSKY (Roscosmos, Russia); flight engineer of ISS-52, commander of ISS-53, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-05 Randolf BRESNIK (NASA, USA); flight engineer ISS-52/53, flight engineer of Soyuz MS-05 Paolo NESPOLI (ESA, Italy).
Today, July 26, a medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with a new-series manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 was rolled out of the processing facility and erected on the launch pad of Area 1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Activities under the program of the first launch day began.
RSC Energia: launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 cargo spacecraft is cleared for roll-out to the launch pad
July 25, 2017
Specialists of RSC Energia and other organizations involved in the preparations for launch are performing the final processing operations on the launch pad. Pre-launch tests are being run on systems and assemblies of the space launcher system, interfaces between the onboard hardware and ground support equipment are being checked out.
Today, July 25, 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 new-series crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-FG to be rolled out and erected on the launch pad.
RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft sent to integration with the launch vehicle
July 24, 2017
The overall assembly of space transportation system has been successfully completed. During the day, the orbital module with the spacecraft was mated to the third stage of the rocket at the launch vehicle processing facility.
Today, July 24, the manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-05 developed and built by RSC Energia was transported as a part of the upper composite to the site where it will be integrated with the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG.
A Lesson from Space held at Sirius
July 24, 2017
The transportation was done by rail. A series of assembly and integration operations is scheduled for July 25 in the launch vehicle processing facility within the framework of preparations for a launch under the International Space Station (ISS) Program.
Educational Center Sirius (Sochi) held a Lesson from Space within the framework of the projects-based educational program Big Challenges. The initiator and developer of the theoretical and practical parts of the lesson on the topic “ISS as a Super Lab” was RSC Energia
RSC Energia: check inspection of Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft completed
July 24, 2017
Acting as the experts during the lesson were the General Director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev, first deputy general designer of RSC Energia Vladimir Soloviev, test pilot, cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Alexander Kaleri, adviser to the general director of RSC Energia Alexander Chernyavsky.
Preparations continue for the launch of transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 under the program of the International Space Station.
RSC Energia: the designer’s inspection of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and launch vehicle encapsulation have been conducted
July 21, 2017
Today, July 24, the crews of Soyuz MS-05 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 upgraded spacecraft.
RSC Energia specialists made the designer’s inspection of the first manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 and performed technological operations for the Soyuz FG launch vehicle encapsulation.
RSC Energia: One more Lesson from Space
July 21, 2017
The spacecraft pre-launch processing under the International Space Station Program is being conducted at the spacecraft assembly & testing facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Yet another Lesson from Space is scheduled for July 22, 2017. Schoolchildren will once again make a direct call to the International Space Station and the Mission Control Center. This time the Lesson from Space will be held simultaneously at two venues – in Tomsk, at the premises of Scientific Library of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University, and in Sochi, at the educational center Sirius. The topic of the new Lesson from Space is the ISS as a Super Lab. The initiator and the developer of the theoretical and practical part of this lesson was Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, which, within the framework of space session at Sirius, is carrying out its educational program to develop a mockup of a Lunar Ascent/Descent Vehicle.
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 mated to adapter section
July 19, 2017
Today, July 19, 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-05 to the adapter section.
RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 is filled with propellant components and compressed gases
July 19, 2017
The spacecraft preparations for the launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program are being performed at the spacecraft processing facility at the Baikonur launch site. Earlier, the spacecraft had been filled with propellant components and compressed gases.
RSC Energia specialists at the Baikonur launch site have successfully completed operations to fill a manned transportation spacecraft of the new series Soyuz MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases.
RSC Energia at MAKS-2017: Lunar landing simulator and virtual reality facility
July 17, 2017
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing.
Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia will display at the air show MAKS-2017 its latest technologies for designing rocket and space hardware.
RSC Energia: Soyuz ÌS-05 Ñrews Began their Space Vehicle Training
July 17, 2017
Deployed at the booth of the Corporation will be a mobile center for virtual design engineering of spacecraft and modules, similar to the one which was opened at RSC Energia in April 2017.
Today, on July 17 the prime and backup crewmembers of transport manned vehicle (TMV) Soyuz MS-05 proceeded with their final training at Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz MS-05 crews arrived at the Cosmodrome
July 16, 2017
This very day, a Technical Management meeting was held, where a decision was taken to fuel Soyuz MS-05 with propellant components and compressed gases.
Today, on July 16, the prime and backup crewmembers of the new-series transport manned vehicle (ÒMV) Soyuz ÌS-05 arrived at Baikonur cosmodrome for final their training before the flight
Educational program at Sirius: School children conducted the first tests
July 12, 2017
The Expedition 52/53 crew (ISS-52/53) consists of ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Sergei RYAZANSKY, NASA astronaut Randolf BRESNIK and ESA astronaut Paolo NESPOLI. The backup crewmembers are ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Alexander MISURKIN, NASA astronaut Mark VANDE HEI and JAXA astronaut Norishige KANAI.
Young participants of the Big Challenges program at the Educational Center “Sirius” (in Sochi) under supervision of RSC Energia specialists have conducted the first tests under the project “Development and Construction of Prototype Lunar Descent/Ascent Vehicle”.
RSC Energia will put on display a mockup of the first Earth satellite (Sputnik) at MAKS-2017
July 12, 2017
The kids have developed an algorithm for remote control of the lunar module landing using a quadcopter, a notebook and a special joystick. The handle is hooked up to the telemetry module and notebook via a signal converter.
To mark the 60-th anniversary of the first artificial Earth satellite (Sputnik), the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia is going to put its full-scale mockup on display at the aerospace show MAKS-2017.
RSC Energia teams are CanSat-2017 Championship leaders
July 11, 2017
The full-scale mockup of the world’s first spacecraft PS-1 will have pride of place among other exhibits at the booth of the Corporation, being the symbol of the greatest triumph of our country’s science and technology.
Two of four Cansat-Energia project teams won in VI Russian Championship final of the Air Engineering School CanSat-2017, which ended in Dubna one of these days.
RSC Energia is preparing for a space lesson at Sirius
July 10, 2017
More than 50 teams took part in the competitions (about 200 pupils and students) from all over Russia. 23 teams participated in the regular league, which is the competition on the development, creation and launch of the atmospheric satellite probe.
Representatives of Tomsk State University, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and State Teleradio Company Tomsk met with RSC Energia leaders in the framework of the “space lesson” preparation at the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi. In the scope of this project RSC Energia is presenting a comprehensive educational program for the creation of the Flying Stand of the Lunar Takeoff and Landing Complex (FTLC).
RSC Energia: Council of Chief Designers for the ISS Russian Segment
July 10, 2017
On Friday, July 7, RSC Energia hosted a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS).
Children make projects under auspices of RSC Energia during space shift in Sirius
July 4, 2017
After opening remarks by General Designer of RSC Energia Yevgeni MIKRIN, The Council of Chief Designers reviewed the launch readiness of the new-series manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 and launch vehicle Soyuz-FG; the readiness of the ISS, launch and range facilities, equipment and personnel of LOCT and MCC; search and rescue vehicles; crew medical support; the crews of Expeditions for the upcoming work.
From July 1 to July 25 in Sirius Educational Centre (Sochi) a project shift takes place, in which participate nearly 400 talented pupils after passing through serious selection. Children together with tutors, specialists of leading enterprises, universities and scientific institutes work on 12 different directions. The program goal is to develop pupils’ creative abilities and interest to scientific and research activity and technical creativity.
RSC Energia: Soyuz ÌS-05 is sent to vaccum tests
July 3, 2017
Transport manned vehicle Soyuz ÌS-05 was loaded into the vacuum chamber for leak tests at Baikonur cosmodrome.
The finalists of the VI Russian Championship of the Air Engineering School CanSat-2017 compete in Dubna
July 3, 2017
RSC Energia and SC Yuzhnyi specialists connected the test equipment pipelines to the vehicle systems and proceeded to the final phase of preparatory activities, namely leak check of the ground lines. The beginning of the chamber vacuum exhaust process is planned on Tuesday, July 4.
On July 3-9 there will be carried out the final of VI Russian Championship of the Air Engineering School CanSat–2017 at the range in Dubna. The organizers of the scientific and educational project for launching school atmospheric probes are: M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University and State Corporation ROSCOSMOS.