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SOYUZ BOOSTER ROLLS OUT FOR LAUNCH WITH SPACE STATION CARGO FREIGHTER

SOYUZ BOOSTER ROLLS OUT FOR LAUNCH WITH SPACE STATION CARGO FREIGHTER Russian launch crews stood up a Soyuz rocket Sunday on its launch mount in Kazakhstan for a scheduled liftoff Wednesday with approximately 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of supplies, experiments, fuel and several small satellites to be released by spacewalking cosmonauts at the International Space Station later this year. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket emerged from an assembly building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome around sunrise Sunday, then trekked on a specialized train car to Launch Pad No. 31 at the historic space base, where technicians hydraulically hoisted the booster vertical. Access platforms raised into position around the Soyuz rocket for final launch preparations.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 12)

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