The launch of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Voronezh engine is scheduled for Monday, December 3, the press service of Roskosmos has reported. The launch vehicle will launch the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft into orbit. The engine of the third stage 11D55 was created at the Voronezh Mechanical Plant.
Roscosmos published a video in which the first and second stages of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle were placed on the transport and installation unit on Thursday, November 29. General assembly operations are scheduled for Friday, November 30.
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The launch will take place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The ISS-58/59 expedition includes cosmonaut of Roscosmos Oleg Kononenko, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Ann McClain.
Roscosmos will stop operating the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle in 2019.