Start "Soyuz TMA-16M" spacecraft
• Start the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-16M"
In the evening on March 27 from the Baikonur cosmodrome spacecraft was successfully launched "Soyuz TMA-16M". The crew will spend the International Space Station 49 experiments.
Beautiful photos from the start.
On the orbit flew astronauts Roscosmos Gennady Padalka (center) and Mikhail Kornienko (right), as well as NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (left). Baikonur, March 21, 2015.
Carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" and a spaceship "Soyuz TMA-16M" in the assembly and test complex Baikonur, March 16, 2015.
Carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" and a spaceship "Soyuz TMA-16M" in the assembly and test facility at Baikonur on 16 March 2015 is already installed on the railway platform for the transport to the launch pad.
The rocket was taken out of the assembly and test facility and transported to the launch pad in the Kazakh steppe on a special train with a speed of 5 km / h. Baikonur, March 25, 2015.
The design consists of a carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" and the spaceship "Soyuz TMA-13M". The main purpose of the launch vehicles - launching spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA" to the ISS.
During transportation of the launch vehicle to the launch pad to take special security measures - are in the air police helicopters, on the sides of the railway track - armored vehicles with armed soldiers, they also accompany the train to the "Union".
The site number 1 Baikonur Cosmodrome - is the famous "Gagarin" launch complex. It was built in 1957. World fame brought the launch complex manned launch April 12, 1961, when with him on a rocket "Vostok" was launched Yuri Gagarin. Baikonur, March 25, 2015.
In total, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome platform 1 it took about five hundred missile launches.
The next step - the rise of the rocket in a vertical position at the launch pad at Baikonur, March 25, 2015.
By the way, this site met launches the world's first artificial satellite, the first interplanetary probes to the Moon, Venus and Mars.
Mandatory event in Baikonur - the consecration of the rocket, March 16, 2015.
And the photographer ...
And the commander of the search and rescue part of the complex "Baikonur" Sergei Semchenko. Get! Baikonur, March 26, 2015.
Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly aboard the ISS will have to work for a year, their planned return to Earth March 3, 2016. Gennady Padalka is to return to Earth before - as a result of a six-month flight, he will record for total time spent in space (the total duration of 878 days!)
Let's go! Start the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-16M", Baikonur, 27 March 2015.
During the launch of a rocket szhivaetsya about 180 tons of fuel per minute.