MOSCOW, 13 APR – RIA Novosti. The return of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Violin and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, and Jessica Meir at the manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-15” from the International space station to Earth is planned on the morning of 17 April, said the Russian space Agency.
According to data published on the website of the Corporation, the transfer hatches between the station and the spacecraft will be closed at 1.30-1.50 GMT.
it is Expected that at 4.53 MSK “Soyuz MS-15” rasstanetsja from the Zvezda module of the ISS Russian segment, at 7.22 GMT will be included its propulsion system to deorbit. Landing ship with a Violin, Morgan and Meir planned to 8.17 GMT the South-East of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan.
After the departure of the “Union MS-15” on the ISS will remain Russians Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner and American Christopher Cassidy.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister for digital development, innovation and the aerospace industry of Kazakhstan Azamat Bathyraja told RIA Novosti that the Russian rescuers, who will meet the crew of “Soyuz MS-15”, through quarantine and tests for mers. The representative of the press service of the cosmonaut training Center told RIA Novosti that the crew of “Soyuz MS-15” will ship with the landing in Baikonur, where the violins aircraft will fly to Moscow.
Usually landing in Kazakhstan, the ISS crews on the helicopters delivered to the airport in Karaganda or Zhezkazgan and from there on the aircraft flying to their country.
in addition, the representative of NASA has told RIA Novosti that Morgan and Meir from Baikonur will be delivered by ground transport to Kyzylorda, then go to the USA NASA.