Crews of ISS Expedition 58/59 to begin preparations at Baikonur

16 November, 2018, 10:33 410
Crews of ISS Expedition 58/59 to begin preparations at Baikonur

The launch of the Soyuz MS-11 manned transport spacecraft is planned on December 3, 2018, with a flight duration of 194 hours. 

 

Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre has begun a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Commission summing up the readiness for a flight by the IIS-58/59 prime and backup crews. The meeting was attended representatives of the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Cosmonauts Training Centre, RSC Energia, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, NASA, CSA, and others, an official website of the Roscosmos State Corporation informed.  

The prime and backup crews of the Soyuz MS-11 manned transport spacecraft informed on the readiness to carry out the flight, thanked the Cosmonauts Trainings Centre's specialists and other organizations for the well-organized preparations. 

Following the meeting, the crews of the ISS Expedition 58/59 are ready to carry out a flight on the Soyuz MS-11, and the Russian segment of the ISS is ready and recommended to preparations in Baikonur Cosmodrome. 

The start is scheduled on December 3, 2018, from Baikonur Cosmodrome. 

"The planned flight duration is 194 hours. The prime crew of the ISS Expedition 58/59 includes RSA cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and NASA astronaut Anne McClain, and the backup crew includes RSA cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan," reads the report.