Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft mated to adapter section

Pre-launch processing continues at Baikonur Cosmodrome of the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft.

Image credit: Roscosmos

In accordance with the schedule, specialists of RSC Energia and relevant Roscosmos companies completed the sequence of operations to mate the spacecraft to the adapter section of the carrier rocket third stage. The adapter section is a part of the ascent unit and mechanically links the spacecraft and the payload fairing, as well as integrates the Soyuz MS-17 command interface into the onboard control system of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.

The Soyuz-2.1a launch carrying the Soyuz MS-17 under the program of Expeditions 63 and 64 to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 14, 2020 from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Source: Roscosmos