EVA-45A: the spacewalk is successfully completed
December 12, 2018
The spacewalk under the Russian program has been successfully completed by Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopiev. The main task of EVA-45A was to inspect the outer surface of the International Space Station and the Orbital Module of Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
RSC Energia runs a simulation of a Federatsiya spacecraft mission
December 7, 2018
The egress hatch on the docking compartment Pirs (DC1) was opened at 18:59 Moscow Time on December 11, and closed at 02:44 Moscow Time on December 12. The total time the crew of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station spent in open space was 7 hours 45 minutes.
Today, December 7, RSC Energia, at its ergonomics development facility, runs an integrated experiment to simulate activities of the crew of the advanced Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Federatsiya during a manned mission. The testers are to try out for the first time a whole sequence of flight operations in the course of one timeline – to simulate the pre-launch processing of the spacecraft, its orbital insertion, rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station (ISS).
MCC. Soyuz MS-11 crew transferred to the ISS
December 4, 2018
On December 3, 2018 at 22:38 Moscow time the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 crewmembers transferred to the International Space Station (ISS).
RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz МS-11 is launched from Baikonur
December 3, 2018
The Expedition crewmembers Sergey Prokopiev (Roscosmos, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Serena Aunon-Chancellor (NASA, the USA), Anne McClain (NASA, the USA), Alexander Gerst (ESA, Germany) and David Saint-Jacques (CSA, Canada) started their work aboard the Station.
Today, on December 3, at 14:31 Moscow time integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-FG carrying the manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 with the ISS 58/59 Expedition crew was launched from Pad No.1 (Gagarin’s launch pad) of the Baikonur Launch Site.
Soyuz MS-11 crews have been approved by the State Commission
December 2, 2018
The spacecraft crewmembers are commander Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos cosmonaut) and flight engineers David Saint-Jacques (CSA, Canada); and Anne McClain (NASA, the USA).
On December 2, the State Commission at the Baikonur launch site have approved the prime and backup crew assignments for manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 and confirmed the readiness of Rocket and Space Complex Soyuz-FG/Soyuz МS-11 and the ground infrastructure for the launch under the ISS program.
The Rocket with manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 is installed on the launch pad
December 1, 2018
The main crew: Soyuz MS-11 commander Оleg Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia); Soyuz MS-11 flight engineer David Saint-Jacques (CSA, Canada); Soyuz MS-11 flight engineer Anne McClain (NASA, the USA).
Today, on December 1, medium capacity launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 was carried out from the integration and test facility and erected at the Launch Pad No.1 (“Gagarin’s Launch Pad”) of Baikonur Launch Site.
L-2 day program activities have begun.