At Baikonur launch of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-FG «with the new ISS crew

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in Photobacterium JAXA Norishige Kanai, Roscosmos cosmonaut, the commander of TPK Soyuz MS-07 Anton shkaplerov and NASA astronaut, flight engineer of TPK Soyuz MS-07 Scott tingle during the press-conference of participants of the ISS crew at the Baikonur cosmodrome. Archival photoAt Baikonur launch of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-FG «with the new ISS crew© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The carrier rocket «Soyuz-FG» with manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-07» and the new ISS crew on Board will be launched on Sunday at 10.21 GMT «Gagarin’s start», said RIA Novosti the representative of «Roscosmos».

Docking with the station is scheduled according to the classical «long» scheme — after two days of December 19 11: 42 GMT.

The ISS will go the astronaut of Roskosmos Anton shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanae. The reserve consists of a cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Sergey Prokopiev, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps.

Indicator of weightlessness, the new crew will be a small toy poodle. Astronaut of the Japanese space Agency JAXA Norishige Kanae upon arrival in orbit is going to treat fellow Japanese dishes. On Board the «Soyuz MS-07» on the ISS will be delivered to the symbolism of the Continental hockey League (KHL) is a reduced copy of the Cup and a hockey puck.

In February 2018 during a spacewalk Anton Shkaplerov and Alexander Misurkin have to replace the unit with a satellite system antenna «Beam» that works in space for almost 17 years. As expected, then on the Russian segment of the ISS will have its own communication line with the Ground running, regardless of zones of radio visibility of the Russian ground tracking. As a result, the crew will be able to use the Internet, which currently accounts each time to «borrow» NASA.

Russian ships of the new MS series features an advanced system of motion control and navigation, and an upgraded docking system and the internal transition.

In addition, the increased area and power solar cells allows the solar panels to generate more energy for power systems and heating aboard crew. The «Union MS-07» installed a new communication system, radar, on-Board measurements and maintenance of a thermal mode and upgraded means of ensuring the landing.At Baikonur launch of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-FG «with the new ISS crew© Infographicsrussia me astronauts?