Soyuz 2.1a | Soyuz MS-17

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz 2.1a Rocket

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a rocket as part of the Soyuz MS-17 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission is on Wed, Oct 14th, 2020, 1:45 AM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Crew

Sergey Ryzhikov

Sergey Ryzhikov

Commander - Russian

Sergey Nikolayevich Ryzhiko born on August 19, 1974, lieutenant colonel of Russian Air Force, is a Russian cosmonaut, selected in 2006. Ryzhikov launched on his first spaceflight onboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft. He spent approximately six months onboard the International Space Station taking part in Expedition 49/50, returning to Earth on April 10, 2017.

Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins

Flight Engineer - American

Kathleen Hallisey "Kate" Rubins is a NASA astronaut. She became the 60th woman to fly in space when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on July 6, 2016. She returned to Earth on October 30, 2016 aboard a Soyuz. She was a crew member of Expedition 48 and Expedition 49 of the International Space Station.

Sergey Kud-Sverchkov

Sergey Kud-Sverchkov

Flight Engineer - Kazakh

Sergey Vladimirvich Kud-Sverchkov Is a Kazakh-Russian engineer and cosmonaut selected in 2010.

Mission

Soyuz MS-17

Soyuz MS-17 begins expedition 63 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov, Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, they will rendezvous to the station where they will remain for their 6 month stay.

Location

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1A

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.

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.