Soyuz MS-15 transported to the launch pad
Almaty. September 23. KazTAG - On September 23, 2019, the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-15 crewed spacecraft was transported from the assembly and testing facility to the launch complex of the pad No.1. The rocket has been installed at the Gagarin’s start, reports Roscosmos.
The day one works have begun with the rocket and space industry specialists performing final technological operations. Preflight tests of systems and equipment of the Soyuz-FG space rocket are carried out with interaction between the onboard and ground-based equipment being tested as well.
Following the tradition, the backup crew includingRoscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn and space flight participant Sultan Al Neyadi (UAE) watched the process. The rollout procedure was also attended by Roscosmos State Corporation management, families of the crew members, space agencies and rocket and space enterprises representatives, journalists and tourists.
The Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-15 crewed spacecraft is scheduled to launch on September 25, 2019 at 13:57 UTC.
Photo source: roscosmos