ISS-58 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Oleg Kononenko
Flight engineers:
David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain


Планета Королёва
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Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft passed a vacuum test
February 18, 2019

The prelaunch processing of Soyuz MS-12 is in progress in Baikonur launch site.
The leak test of the spacecraft systems and compartments in the upgraded vacuum chamber using a helium-air medium has been completed. After that Soyuz MS-12 was transported to the bench where the spacecraft is connected to the ground test systems.

RSC Energia: Prelaunch Processing of Egyptsat-A Satellite
February 18, 2019

RSC Energia: Prelaunch Processing of Egyptsat-A Satellite The prelaunch processing of the integrated launch vehicle with Egyptsat-A satellite began at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Soyuz-2 launch vehicle with Fregat upper stage was installed on the launch pad at Site 31 of Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The launch of the satellite is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 19:47 Moscow time.

RSC Energia: сouncil of chief designers held its session RSC Energia: сouncil of chief designers held its session
February 15, 2019 Подробнее...

On Thursday, February 14, RSC Energia (which is included in State Corporation Roscosmos) held a session of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS).
The Council of Chief Designers reviewed the launch readiness of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12, of the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG, of the ground infrastructure, and the readiness of the ISS for the next stage in its mission.

With Energia forever With Energia forever
February 14, 2019 Подробнее...

The center for technology development and personnel training of the Experimental Machine-building Plant of RSC Energia has been named after Vakhtang Dmitrievich Vachnadze, who dedicated his life to our country’s space. From now on, the museum housing unique pieces of space technology will bear the name of its own creator.
When he was only 27 years old, Vachnadze, on personal direction of Sergei Korolev, was put in charge of the engines workshop, becoming the youngest shop superintendent in the factory.It was under his supervision that the shop’s work team built engines for the first rockets that provided anti-aircraft defense for Moscow, and the engines for the legendary R-7 rocket.He became the only representative of the plant who in 1960 was awarded the Lenin Prize for his contribution to the development of rocket and space technology.

The Energia teams are in the final of CanSat-2019 The Energia teams are in the final of CanSat-2019
February 7, 2019 Подробнее...

Four RSC Energia teams (ZiKYUSH, M V Kub, Unika and Gravitsapa) reached the final of the 8-th All-Russian Championship Air Engineering School CanSat in Russia.
The main goal of the CanSat project is to develop technical thinking of schoolchildren and students, involve them in work on the development of flight vehicles (atmospheric probes, rockets, unmanned vehicles, etc.). The majority of the project participants, as practice shows, will enter technical colleges and come to work in the rocket and space industry.

RSC Energia at the Doors Open Day at Moscow Aviation Institute RSC Energia at the Doors Open Day at Moscow Aviation Institute
February 5, 2019 Подробнее...

On February 2 the Moscow Aviation Institute held its already traditional Doors Open Day in the format of poster exhibitions and presentations from employing companies.
Future high-school graduates planning to enter MAI to pursue studies sponsored by their future employer, and their parents, met with representatives of the Corporation. At the exhibit they got detailed information about professions that are in highest demand, possibilities of employer-sponsored education, areas of work, social and youth policies of Energia.

Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

March 10, 2019 - 55th anniversary of going into service of surveillance satellite Zenit-2.

February 21, 2019 - 50 years from the date of the first launch of RSC N1-L3.

February 20, 2019 - 60 years from the date of rocket R-11 FM entering into service.


December 3, 2018
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-11 is launched
November 16, 2018
LV Soyuz-FG with SC Progress MS-10 is launched



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