The release of Russian cosmonauts in outer space is scheduled for August 15
ISS. Archive photo
MOSCOW, May 14 – RIA Novosti. The spacewalk of Russians Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopiev is scheduled for August 15, said the first deputy general designer for flight operations, testing of Rocket Space Complexes and Systems "Energy" Vladimir Solovyov.
The date of the release of the Russians Artemyev and Ovchinin in the open space
Earlier it was reported that the output of cosmonauts Artemyev and Alexei Ovchinin was scheduled for August 8. It was noted that Russian cosmonauts will have to install equipment for the ICARUS wild bird monitoring experiment on the outer surface of the international space station.
"On August 15, the spacewalk of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopyev is planned", – the words of Soloviev from the meeting of the Council of Chief Designers on the Russian Segment (RS) of the International Space Station (ISS) on the website "Roscosmos".
Within the framework of the council, issues of readiness for launching a transport manned spacecraft "Union of MS-09" carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG". In addition, the readiness of the ISS and all its structures for the forthcoming work was discussed.
"Roskosmos" said that speaking about the volume of scientific and applied experiments, Soloviev noted that only 55 experiments on the program of the NIP (including joint experiments with NASA and ESA) were planned for the ISS-56 expedition, 49 of them were space experiments with the participation of the crew.
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He stressed that the resources of the Russian segment of the ISS are sufficient for the implementation of the ISS-56 program, and the ground complex and flight control personnel are ready to board the ship "Union MS-07" and launch of the ship "Union of MS-09".
The meeting reported on the readiness of the MCC-M funds and personnel to work on launching the ship "Union of MS-09". The representative of the Cosmonaut Training Center confirmed that the crews are ready to carry out the forthcoming work program for the ISS, the report says.
At the end of the meeting, the return of June 3 to the ship "Union MS-07" ISS-54/55 crew consisting of three people, preparations for launch on June 6 and delivery to the ISS of the crew of the ISS-56/57 expedition consisting of three people, as well as the admission of the ISS RS to the program of the next stage of ISS operation.