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Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is admitted to fueling Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is admitted to fueling
March 26, 2020...

On March 25, a meeting of the Technical Management was held at the Baikonur launch site, where a decision was taken to admit Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft to fueling.
Specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos are proceeding to planned operations for fueling the spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases. Upon completion of the activities at the filling station, Soyuz MS-16 will be brought back to the Integration and Test Facility at Site 254.



Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft crews proceeded to their final training session Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft crews proceeded to their final training session
March 25, 2020...

The final pre-flight training session of the prime and backup crews of Soyuz MS-16 transport manned spacecraft under the program of the ISS 62/63 Expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS) began at the Baikonur Launch Site.



Crews of Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft arrived at Baikonur Crews of Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft arrived at Baikonur
March 24, 2020...

The prime an backup crews of Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site to complete their pre-flight training under the 62/63 expeditions to the International Space Station (ISS). They were met at the airfield Krainii by members of the Technical Management and the State Commission.



Mir orbital complex March 23, 2001 the flight of the Mir orbital complex was completed
March 18, 2020 ...

The Mir Orbital Complex (OC) is the First International Space Scientific Laboratory created by the cooperation of the rocket and space industry enterprises with the leading role of NPO Energia (today RSC Energia). The unique operation to deorbit more than 130-ton large-size structure was implemented for the first time in the world with filigree accuracy.



Soyuz MS-16 solar array check Soyuz MS-16 solar array check
March 18, 2020 ...

At the processing facility of Area 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome preparations continue for the launch of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-16. Yesterday, 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.



RSC Energia. Council of chief designers RSC Energia. Council of chief designers
March 18, 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).
A report about the tasks involved in preparing for launch a Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-16 was made by the general director of RSC Energia Nikolai Sevastianov. The upcoming launch will mark the second phase in the flight testing of the rocket and space system which includes the launch vehicle Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz MS-series spacecraft.



55 years since the first step by man into the Universe 55 years since the first step by man into the Universe
March 18, 2020 ...

LO AND BEHOLD! MAN HAS STEPPED OUT INTO OUTER SPACE.
These were the words which went down in world history as the announcement of the first spacewalk, and the person who made the announcement was the commander of Voskhod-2 spacecraft Pavel Belyaev. Exactly 55 years ago, on March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov performed his spacewalk. This milestone event marked the next step in the humankinds march towards the Universe. Heroism, dedication and professionalism of Alexei Leonov added his name forever to the the history of spaceflight.



 Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft Testing of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft in the vacuum chamber has been completed
March 13, 2020 ...

At the Baikonur cosmodrome specialists of RSC Energia and the Yuzhny Space Center completed the leak tests of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft in the vacuum chamber of the assembly & testing facilities of site 254.



Yury Nikolaevich Koptev is eighty Yury Nikolaevich Koptev is eighty
March 13, 2020 ...

On March 13 Yury Nikolaevich Koptev, laureate of State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Federation, Doctor of Sciences, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of the Rocket and Space Industry of the Russian Federation marks the 80th anniversary.



RSC Energia museum has been replenished with a new exhibit RSC Energia museum has been replenished with a new exhibit
March 13, 2020 ...

On March 12 the opening of a new exhibit small arms of personal survival kit (SAPSK) TP-82 developed on the initiative of the USSR pilot-cosmonaut, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union A.A. Leonov occurred at the museum of RSC Energia. The event was timed to the first man spacewalk fifty five years ago on March 18, 1965.



Tea-Drinking with the Soyuz MS-16 crew Tea-Drinking with the Soyuz MS-16 crew
March 3, 2020 ...

The management of RSC Energia headed by General Director Nikolai Sevastianov met with crews of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft: the prime crew consisting of Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner, Chris Cassidy and the backup crew consisting of Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Babkin, Stephen Bowen resuming a tea-drinking tradition at the Corporation before the flight.



30 years of Progress M-3 cargo vehicle 30 years of Progress M-3 cargo vehicle
March 1, 2020 ...

Thirty years ago, on March 1, 1990, Progress M-3 cargo vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the Mir manned orbital station carrying the sixth primary expedition crew.
On March 3, 1990 Progress M-3 automatically docked to Kvant module of the Mir orbital complex (Core module Kvant Kvant-2 - Soyuz TM-9). Apart from the life-support equipment, experiment kits and propellant the vehicle delivered a new Salyut-5B on-board digital computer complex (ODCC).





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