First Soyuz MS ready for launch

Introducing the latest upgrade of the veteran Russian transport ship, the Soyuz MS mission is scheduled to depart Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 7, 2016, at 04:36 Moscow Time (9:36 p.m. EDT on July 6). The Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft will deliver and return three members of the ISS crew, who will serve as 48th and 49th long-duration expedition on the outpost during their 128-day flight.

Crew members of the Soyuz MS-01 mission pose for pictures inside the integration facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (left to right) Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roskosmos and Takuya Onishi of Japanese aerospace agency, JAXA.

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The Soyuz MS spacecraft is lowered into horizontal position prior to its integration with its payload fairing on June 30, 2016.
Soyuz MS-01 mission at a glance: Spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 (11F732 No. 731) Launch vehicle Soyuz-FG Launch site Baikonur, Site 1, Pad 5 Crew Anatoly Ivanishin (Roskosmos), Kate Rubins (NASA), Takuya Onishi (JAXA) Backup crew Oleg Novitsky (Roskosmos), Peggy Witson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA) Call sign Irkut Launch date and time 2016 July 7, 04:36:41 Moscow Time Docking date and time 2016 July 9, 07:12 Moscow Time Docking location MIM1 Rassvet module, zenith port Mission duration 129 days
Soyuz MS-01 mission at a glance:
Spacecraft Soyuz MS-01 (11F732 No. 731)
Launch vehicle Soyuz-FG
Launch site BaikonurSite 1, Pad 5
Crew Anatoly Ivanishin (Roskosmos), Kate Rubins (NASA), Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
Backup crew Oleg Novitsky (Roskosmos), Peggy Witson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA)
Call sign Irkut
Launch date and time 2016 July 7, 04:36:41 Moscow Time
Docking date and time 2016 July 9, 07:12 Moscow Time
Docking location MIM1 Rassvet module, zenith port
Mission duration 129 days 

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