BAIKONUR / Kazakhstan /, October 13 / TASS /. The Russian State Commission approved the crew of the 64th long-term expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), the State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced on its website on Tuesday.
“The basic crew of the manned Soyuz spacecraft MS-17 consists of the Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov as well as the NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins. The replacement crew consists of the Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov as well as the NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei. ”Statement says.
The Soyuz-2.1a launcher is expected to orbit the manned Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft in approximately nine minutes after launch. The spaceship is scheduled to dock with the Rassvet module of the orbital outpost at 11:52 a.m. Moscow time that same day. Therefore, the flight will continue for the first time with the two-orbit scheme.
During the new expedition, Russian cosmonauts Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov will conduct 55 research studies and experiments, including four new probes. Three scientific experiments are carried out without crew involvement. The cosmonauts are also supposed to do two space walks. One of these will take place in November 2020 and the other in February 2021.
Both spacewalks are required to undock and dispose of the Pirs module in the next year. This is required to clear the way for Russia’s new Nauka (Science) module, which will be launched in April 2021.
Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy are currently working on board the outpost.
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