Transport aviation of Defense Ministry of Russia arrived to Kazakhstan for launch of rocket from Baikonur
Almaty. March 11. KazTAG - The transport aviation of the Ministry of Defense has been re-deployed to Kazakhstan for launch of a rocket from Baikonur, reports the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
"The transport aviation has been redeployed from the Chelyabinsk region to Kazakhstan where the manned spaceship Soyuz MC-12 will be launched on March 14," reads the message.
Over 150 soldiers, four Mi-8 helicopters, planes An-26 and An-12, and search and rescue vehicles Blue Bird will be involved in the start.
"The aviation has been relocated to the aerodromes in Baikonur, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda and Altaysk.
Soyuz MC-12 will deliver a long term expedition to the ISS.
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