A Russian state elect on Friday gave a final capitulation for a categorical and backup crews of a new speed to a International Space Station (ISS) forward of their launch on Jul 15.
The new organisation comprises Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenko, NASA wanderer Sunita Williams and Japan’s Space Agency (JASA) wanderer Akihito Hoshide.
The backup organisation includes Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian wanderer Chris Hadfield and NASA wanderer Thomas Marshburn.
The crews have lerned in Russia, as Russian Soyuz-family booster sojourn a usually means of travel for organisation members to and from a orbital hire until during slightest 2015, and successfully upheld all of a exams.
Russia’s Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-05M booster carrying a new organisation has been scheduled to lift off during 6.40 a.m. Moscow time (02:40 GMT) on Sunday from a Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.
The Soyuz TMA-05M is approaching to wharf with a orbital hire on Jul 17.
For Malenchenko, it will be his fifth long-duration spaceflight. Williams and Hoshide visited a ISS once any roving on house a U.S. space shuttle. It will be their initial moody knowledge with a Soyuz spacecraft.
The new organisation members will join a stream ISS crew, that includes Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and NASA wanderer Joe Acaba, who have been in circuit given mid-May.
Vitaly Lopota, a conduct of a Russian space house Energia, told a elect on Friday that a booster and belligerent control services were prepared to lift out a launch.
“All systems are in good shape…we are prepared for launch,” Lopota said.