Baikonur Cosmodrome Getting Ready for Last Launch of Russian Rocket With Ukrainian Parts

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“Baikonur Cosmodrome has begun preparing equipment … of the launch system for the last start of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Ukrainian components in the launch vehicle’s steering system”, the agency’s press service said.

The launch of the rocket carrying a Soyuz-MS15 spacecraft with the next crew for the International Space Station is scheduled on 25 September.

Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket is being prepared to be launched

The launch will be the last ever for Soyuz-FG rockets, which served for almost 18 years, lifting objects into Earth’s orbit.

Starting next year, cosmonauts will be using Soyuz-2.1a rockets. It has modern digital systems installed and all of its components are made in Russia.

© Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov

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