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Ovchinin Alexey
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Christina Koch


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RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 docked the ISS
March 15, 2019

The launch  of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Today, on March 15, at 04:02 Moscow time manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 successfully docked the International Space Station (the ISS).
The spacecraft crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and flight engineers – NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.
Onboard the International Space Station the Soyuz MS-12 crew was met by the ISS-59 expedition commander – Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and flight engineers – CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.
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State Commission approved crews of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft State Commission approved crews of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft
March 13, 2019 Подробнее...

Today, March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the prime and the backup crews of the Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft and confirmed readiness of rocket-space complex Soyuz-FG/Soyuz MS-12 and the ground infrastructure for launch under the International Space Station (ISS) program.
The prime crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (the crew commander), NASA astronauts Nick Haque (flight-engineer) and Christina Koch (flight engineer-2). Their approved backups are Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.



Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-12 CTS is on the launch pad Launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-12 CTS is on the launch pad
March 12, 2019 Подробнее...

Today, March 12, ILV Soyuz was rolled out from the processing facility to the launch pad. The medium launch vehicle Soyuz-FG integrated with the Crew Transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 is erected on the launch pad of Area No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Activities under the program of the first launch day have begun.



Launch vehicle integrated with crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 cleared for roll-out and erection on the launch pad Launch vehicle integrated with crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 cleared for roll-out and erection on the launch pad
March 11, 2019 Подробнее...

Today, March 11, 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 crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) SoyuzMS-12 and launch vehicle (LV) Soyuz-FG to be rolled out and erected on the launch pad.
In the course of one day, specialists from RSC Energia and other leading companies in the rocket and space industry have successfully completed final sequence of operations to assemble the integrated launch vehicle.



Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft
March 11, 2019 Подробнее...

In accordance with the pre-launch processing plan on March 10 the crews of the upcoming expedition to the ISS conducted the second “fit check” – a check inspection of the launch-ready spacecraft.
After a briefing, the main and the backup crews took their seats in the spacecraft, familiarized themselves with locations of the payloads and equipment in the descent vehicle and the orbital module, checked the operability of various systems, including communications system, in test mode.



Nikolai  Sevastianov RSC Energia: Nikolai Sevastianov was elected as the General Director
March 6, 2019 Подробнее...

On March 5, by the decision of an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of RSC Energia held in the form of voting by correspondence, elected as the General Director of the Corporation was Nikolai Nikolaevich Sevastianov.



RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft complete RSC Energia: Designer's inspection and encapsulation of Soyuz MS-12 crew transportation spacecraft complete
March 6, 2019 Подробнее...

Energia corporation specialists working at the Baikonur launch site continue preparing the integrated launch vehicle with the crew transportation spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 for its launch to the International Space Station (ISS).
Preparations for the launch scheduled for March 14, 2019, from the launch pad No.1 (“Gagarin’s launch pad”), are under way in the processing facility of the launch site.



RSC Energia:   Soyuz MS-12 mated to adapter section RSC Energia: Soyuz MS-12 mated to adapter section
March 4, 2019 Подробнее...

At Baikonur launch site preparations continue for the planned on March 14 launch of launch vehicle integrated with Soyuz MS-12 to the International Space Station.
On Saturday, March 2, the spacecraft was transferred to the pre-launch processing facility after having been filled with propellant components and compressed gases and installed into a jig for further prelaunch processing operations.



RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 filled with propellant components and compressed gases RSC Energia: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 filled with propellant components and compressed gases
March 2, 2019 Подробнее...

At Baikonur launch site RSC Energia specialists have completed operations to fill the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 with propellant components and compressed gases.
After the filling the spacecraft was brought into the spacecraft processing facility and installed into a jig for further pre-launch processing. According to the pre-launch processing schedule on March 4 the spacecraft will be mated to the transfer compartment.



Crews of Soyuz MS-12   started on the final stage of preparations Crews of Soyuz MS-12 started on the final stage of preparations
February 27, 2019 Подробнее...

The crews of the Crew Transportation Spacecraft (CTS) Soyuz MS-12 started on the final stage of preparations for their flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
Cosmonauts and astronauts performed a fit-check of their flight spacesuits and after the suits leak tests took their seats in their spacecraft. The crew checked the radio communications system and the laser range finder, got acquainted with the onboard documentation, studied the mission plan and the manifest of cargoes to be delivered to the ISS.



Crews of Soyuz MS-12 arrived at Baikonur Crews of Soyuz MS-12 arrived at Baikonur
February 26, 2019 Подробнее...

On February 26, 2019 the main and the backup crews of the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 arrived at the Baikonur launch site to complete their preparation for the mission. They were met at the airfield by members of the Technical Management and the State Commission.
The main crew of ISS-59/60 consists of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. Their backups are a Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, an ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, and a NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.




Important Anniversaries of the Corporation

April 21, 2019 - 70th anniversary of the first launch of geophysical rocket R-1A.

April 2, 2019 - 55 years from the date of launching AIS Zond-1.

March 28, 2019 - 20 years from the date of the first (demonstration) launch of LV Zenit-3SL from Launch Platform "Odyssey" located in the Pacific ocean equatorial zone (Christmas Island area).


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