How I started the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz-07 MS"
• How launched Russian space ship "MS-07 Alliance"
December 17 spacecraft "Soyuz-07 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, 15 December 2017. The rocket transported to launch site usually takes about one and a half hours. The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur. (Photo: NASA | Joel Kowsky):
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. (Photo: NASA | Joel Kowsky):
Details. (Photo: NASA | Joel Kowsky):
The press conference before flying to the International Space Station. Cosmonaut "Roscosmos" Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and the Japanese JAXA astronaut Norishige channel. Cosmodrome December 16, 2017. (Photo by NASA | Joel Kowsky):
There is a tradition in Baikonur - rocket lighting. Cosmodrome December 16, 2017. (Photo by NASA | Joel Kowsky):
Let's go! Start the spacecraft "Soyuz-MS-07" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday, December 17 2017. (Photo by NASA | Joel Kowsky):
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". (Photo: NASA | Joel Kowsky):
"Soyuz-FG" - rocket from the family of R-7. Length - 49.5 meters, diameter - 10.3 meters, starting weight - 308 - 313 tons. 62 out of 62 launches were successful. (Photo: NASA | Joel Kowsky):