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On board of the Soyuz TMA-19 is verifing landing system .. / May 21, 2010 /

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome to continue testing of Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft, which is in the middle of June 2010 should go to space flight to International Space Station.

Today, the «Union» is checked descent control system operating the spacecraft after separation from the International Space Station and to touch the ground landing vehicle «Union». This descent control system should «lead» the ship on a certain path, so as not to «break» in the ballistic descent and to ensure minimum congestion on the astronauts during landing. To do so, engines that are able to adjust the flight of the spacecraft on three axes — pitch, yaw and rotation.

At the same time on the ship, preparatory operations prior to its placement in the vacuum chamber, where the Soyuz TMA-19 "will be tested for leaks.

Start a space rocket Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-19 "is scheduled for June 16, 2010.

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