FINANCIAL – Three spacecraft, including two astronauts who arrived on the first flight, are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Monday, December 3, for six and a half months of missions. Live broadcast will be on NASA TV and on the agency's website.
NASA's Anne McClain, Canadian Space Agency David Saint-Jacquesof and Roscosmos Oleg Kononenko are going to launch a Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft on December 3 at 10 am. 6:31 EST (at 17:31). Kazakhstan time).
After a six-hour ride with four Earth's orbits, the crew will take Soyuz to the Poisk module at. 12:35 to begin your mission in an orbit laboratory. This will be the first flight of both McClain and Saint-Jacques, and the fourth – Kononenko.
Less than two hours after the docking, hatches between Soyuz and the station will be opened and the current crew – ESA (European Space Agency) expedition commander Alexander Gersts, NASA flight engineer Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Roscosmos flight engineer Sergey Prokopiev have been in orbit since June to welcome it. .
Kononenko, McClain and Saint-Jacques will officially become Expedition 58 team, when Gersts, Aunon-Chancellor and Prokopiev will go home on December 20th.
The crew will continue to work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science, located at the International Space Station – the only human-being's only permanent micro gravity laboratory.
NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have worked closely with Russian Space Officers and Station Program Partner Roscosmos to move ahead with plans to launch crews through a number of reviews, including a Flight Readiness report on the station.
Station program officials will continue to follow the usual pre-launch process with Roscosmos to ensure the safety of the crew during its upcoming launch. McClain and Saint-Jacques also expressed confidence in the reliability of the Soyuz missile and the efforts of partners to successfully start work.
According to NASA data