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Экипажи ТПК "Союз МС-03" прибыли на Байконур Today arrived to Baikonur main and backup crews of manned spacecraft (WPK) “Soyuz MS-03”. It is reported by Roscosmos.
The main crew consisted of the commander of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-03”, flight engineer of ISS-50/51 Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos), flight engineer vehicle, flight engineer of ISS-50/51 pesquet (ESA) and flight engineer of the spacecraft, flight engineer MKS-50, the commander of the ISS-51 Peggy Whitson (NASA). Within the backup crew of Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and the ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
“After meeting the crew, accompanied by the operational group of the cosmonaut training center. Yuri Gagarin went into Test and training complex where they spend most of the work is in the final stages of prelaunch. The program provides training in TPK, check suits, fitting lodgements, lessons in ballistics of the WPK and the onboard documentation, classes in manual control of TPK new modification MS, theoretical training for work in the Russian segment of the ISS, the study of scientific experiments and practical classes, a medical examination, preparation for space flight factors, physical training, etc.” – said in Roskosmos.
Launch of manned spacecraft of a new modification of “Soyuz MS-03” is scheduled for November 17, 2016 at 23:20 GMT from platform No. 1 (“Gagarin’s start”).
Transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS equipped with an advanced system of motion control and navigation, and an upgraded docking system and the internal transition. Perfected by the engineers and the power system: increased area and power solar cells – solar panels will produce more energy. Also in the spacecraft used a new television system, onboard measurement system, the means of landing, a system for thermal mode system of communication and direction finding.