Soyuz-FG | Soyuz MS-15

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz-FG Rocket

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz-FG rocket as part of the Soyuz MS-15 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission is on Wed, Sep 25th, 2019, 9:57 AM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch is Green. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Soyuz MS-15

Soyuz MS-15 begins expedition 61 by carrying NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and United Arab Emirates’ Hazzaa Ali Almansoori, a Roscosmos spaceflight participant and first Emirati in space that will spend only 8 days aboard ISS before returning to Earth aboard a Soyuz MS-12.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Crew

Hazza Al Mansouri

Hazza Al Mansouri

Spaceflight Participant - Emirati

Hazza Al Mansouri is one of the first two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates.

Jessica Meir

Jessica Meir

Flight Engineer - American

Jessica Ulrika Meir is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following postdoctoral research in comparative physiology at the University of British Columbia. She has studied the diving physiology and behavior of emperor penguins in Antarctica, and the physiology of bar-headed geese, which are able to migrate over the Himalayas. In 2000, Meir graduated with a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. In September 2002, Meir served as an aquanaut on the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 4 (NEEMO 4) crew. In June 2013 she was named an astronaut candidate by NASA, becoming one of the eight members of NASA Astronaut Group 21.[2] She is from Caribou, Maine.

Oleg Skripochka

Oleg Skripochka

Flight Engineer - Russian

Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Скри́почка; born 24 December 1969 in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian cosmonaut. In 2011 he was in space serving as an Expedition 25/26 crewmember.

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