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State Commission approved the crews of Soyuz MS-05
July 27, 2017
State Commission approved the crews of Soyuz MS-05  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.
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).
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Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is on the launch pad RSC Energia: Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is on the launch pad
July 26, 2017 ...

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 (Gagarins launch pad) of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Activities under the program of the first launch day began.
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.



RSC Energia: launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 cargo spacecraft is cleared for roll-out to the launch pad RSC Energia: launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-05 cargo spacecraft is cleared for roll-out to the launch pad
July 25, 2017 ...

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.
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.



Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft sent to integration with the launch vehicle RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft sent to integration with the launch vehicle
July 24, 2017 ...

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.
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.



A Lesson from Space held at Sirius A Lesson from Space held at Sirius
July 24, 2017 ...

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
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.



RSC Energia: check inspection of Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft completed RSC Energia: check inspection of Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft completed
July 24, 2017 ...

Preparations continue for the launch of transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 under the program of the International Space Station.
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.



SC Soyuz S-05 RSC Energia: the designers inspection of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft and launch vehicle encapsulation have been conducted
July 21, 2017 ...

RSC Energia specialists made the designers inspection of the first manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-05 and performed technological operations for the Soyuz FG launch vehicle encapsulation.
The spacecraft pre-launch processing under the International Space Station Program is being conducted at the spacecraft assembly & testing facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.



RSC Energia: One more Lesson from Space
July 21, 2017 ...

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.



SC Soyuz S-05 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.
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.




Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

August 21, 2017 - 60 years since the first successful launch of rocket -7 to an estimated range.

August 15, 2017 - 55 years since the world first group flight of two spacecraft Vostok-3 and Vostok-4.

August 12, 2017 - 55 years since the launch of SC Vostok-4, piloted by P.R. Popovich for performing the world first group flight SC Vostok-3 (.G. Nikolaev).

August 11, 2017 - 55 years since the launch of SC Vostok-3, piloted by .G. Nikolaev for performing the world first group flight SC Vostok-4 (P.R. Popovich).


Launches

July 28, 2017
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-05 launch is planned.
June 14, 2017
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-06 is launched

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