Rocket “Soyuz-FG” with the transport ship “Soyuz MS-02″ installed on the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome, reported on Sunday a press-service of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”. The ship should deliver to the International space station a new expedition, scheduled to start October 19,
The report said that the missile “taken to the launch pad No. 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome and installed in the launcher”. Then starting calculations of rocket-space industry Russia began work on testing the operation of radio systems, the test tab of the arrays of digital information and testing of the system automatic recovery of the crew.
On October 17 General scheduled test of a space rocket, and on October 18 will be a meeting of the state Commission, which must approve the Prime crew 49/50 of expedition to the International space station, reports RIA “Novosti”.
Earlier it was reported that the state Commission has chosen the date of launch to the ISS October 19, 11:05 GMT. As part of the main crew of cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and American astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough.