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Soyuz-FG rocket to be installed at Baikonur on April 17
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017


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The Russian Roscosmos State Corporation announced in a statement on Saturday that a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a Soyuz MS-04 space freighter will be transferred and installed at a launch pad of the Baikonur space center on April 17.

The launch of the Soyuz MS-04 piloted spacecraft will take place on April 20, at 07:13 GMT.

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and US astronaut Jack Fischer will be on board of the spacecraft, which is expected to reach the International Space Station in 136 days.

"The transfer of the carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-04 space freighter from an assembly and testing facilities and its installation at the launch pad of the site ?1 (Gagarin's Start) of Baikonur space center is scheduled for April 17, 2017," the statement read.

Source: Sputnik News

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