Last Soyuz-FG Carrier Rocket installed at Baikonur
by Staff Writers
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2019
The last ever Soyuz-FG carrier rocket to be launched was installed at a launch site at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on Monday, Russia's state space agency, Roscosmos, said.
According to the space agency, the launch of Russia's Soyuz-FG rocket, which has a Ukrainian control system, is scheduled for September 25 at 11:57 GMT. It is planned to reach the International Space Station on the same day at 19:45 GMT.
Starting next year, cosmonauts will be using the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.
As opposed to the Soyuz-FG, the new launch vehicle has digital systems installed and all of its components are made in Russia.
Source: Sputnik News
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