Start "MS-06 Soyuz" spacecraft
• Start "Soyuz MS-06"
September 13 spacecraft "Soyuz-06 MS" and launched a new crew to the International Space Station from Baikonur site "Gagarin's Start".
As usual, a few days before the launch of a rocket from the tow assembly and test facility to the launch pad of Baikonur on 10 September 2017. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):
rocket transported to launch site usually takes about one and a half hours. Speed of movement by train is about 3-4 km / h. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):
Bdyat. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):
A spaceship in all its glory. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):
The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur on 10 September 2017. Technological farm (tower) provide rigid fixation missiles in an upright position before the start, and at the time of launch are disconnected (rejected) from the rocket.
This pad at the cosmodrome "Baikonur" is called site number 1 or "Gagarin's Start". From her April 12, 1961 the world's first launched the spacecraft "Vostok" with pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board.
late! There is a tradition in Baikonur - rocket lighting. Once it became clear that without this will not fly.
here you are you.
On board the "Soyuz" raises Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and US astronauts Mark Vande Hai and Joseph Acaba, Baikonur, 13 September 2017.
Let's go! Start the spacecraft "Soyuz-MS-06" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday, 13 September 2017. (Photo: NASA | Bill Ingalls):
An indicator of weightlessness and the mascot of the new expedition was a small model of the first artificial Earth satellite (AES). 60 years since the launch of the Soviet Union the world's first artificial satellite PS-1 (the simplest satellite-1) will be in the October 4, 1957.
Spaceships new modification "Progress MS" and "MS Union" development and production of RSC "Energia" created as a result of deep modernization of ships "Progress M" and "Soyuz TMA".
Most of the technical decisions embodied in the design of the ship "MS Soyuz" and "Progress MS" will be used when creating a new generation of manned transport spacecraft "Federation".