The orbit will depart the astronaut «Roskosmos» Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer. Despite the fact that the ship is designed for three people, this time, as in subsequent, the manned transport spaceship «Union of MS-04» will fly with two cosmonauts on Board — this is due to reduced funding.
The Launch vehicle will be carried out using a three-stage carrier rocket «the Union-FG», equipped with modified engines of the first and second stages. This rocket specifically designed to deliver space transportation vehicles «Union» to the International space station, but orbit scientific and military vehicles it can also. The weight of the spacecraft «Union», is about seven tons, so lifting capacity of the rocket is appropriate.
Public Corporation «Roskosmos» reports that the launch will take place at 10:31 Moscow time from pad № 1 of the cosmodrome "Baikonur". Just 2017-2018 Russia will send to the ISS eight ships, four of them will be manned, and four — a cargo.
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