Designer’s inspection of Soyuz MS-17 and encapsulation of the fairing

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome, prelaunch preparations of the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft continue for launch on October 14 to the International Space Station under the ISS-63/64 expeditions program is in progress.

Image credit: Roscosmos

According to the processing schedule, the specialists from RSC Energia and specialized enterprises of Roscosmos conducted designer’s inspection of Soyuz MS-17, performed processing operations on encapsulation of the fairing, and checked the launch readiness of the spacecraft within the ascent unit.

The prime crew of Soyuz MS-17 consists of commander Sergey Ryzhikov (Roscosmos), flight engineer-1 Sergey Kud-Sverchkov (Roscosmos) and flight engineer-2 Kathleen Rubins (NASA). Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.

Source: Roscosmos