MOSCOW, 16 Oct — RIA Novosti. Rocket “Soyuz-FG” with the transport ship “Soyuz MS-02,” which is set to launch to the International space station on October 19, installed on the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome, reported on Sunday a press-service of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”.
“The sixteenth of October, a space rocket “Soyuz-FG” with transport manned spacecraft (WPK) “Soyuz MS-02″ taken to the launch pad № 31 Baikonur cosmodrome and installed in the launcher,” — said in the message.
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.
Earlier it was reported that the state Commission, having considered the materials of the works on elimination of technical malfunction of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” (No. 732), chose the date of launch to the ISS October 19, 11:05 GMT. As part of the main crew of Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko, and NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough. Doubles — Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Nikolai Tikhonov, as well as NASA astronaut mark Vande HEI.
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