Expedition 49-50 Mission: Soyuz MS-02 SpaceCraft, Crew, Launch Date, Experiments on ISS

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The three crew members of NASA & ROSCOSMO's Expedition 49-50 arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome launch center, Kazakhistan on October 7th, 2016 .

Expedition 49-50 launch to take place on October 19, 2016 at 4.05 am EDT ( 2.05 PM Local time - baikanur ) .

For those who would like to watch the launch may watch it on NASA TV or online on NASA website .

Expedition 49-50 Mission Details :

No. Of Crew : 03 [ 2 Flight engineers, 1 Soyuz Commander ]

Members : Shane Kimbrough ( U.S ) , Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrey Borisenko ( Russia )

Stay Duration : 4 months aboard ISS

Mission : Experiments in Biology, Biotechnology, Physical science and Earth science.

Launch Day : October 19, 2016

Launch Time : 2.05pm Baikanur Time ( 3.05 am EDT )

ISS Docking : October 21, 2016

SpaceCraft : Soyuz MS-02

Expedition 49-50 Crew Members Picture :

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Soyuz MS-02 SpaceCraft Encapsulate into its Payload Fairing

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Soyuz MS-02 Spacecraft enclosed in its protecting Payload fairing .

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Soyuz MS-02 SpaceCraft :

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China Launched Shenzhou-11 Manned Mission to Tiangong-2 Space Station

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How many of you know, China is building its own Space Station 400 Kms above the earth in Low earth orbit . As China is not a part of ISS, it aims to build its won by 2022 ,which is also the first country to set up its own Space laboratory .

The Shenzhou-11 mission carrying two taikonauts ( chinese name of astronauts ) will dock into Tiangong-2 spaceship launched into space last month on September 15th, 2016 .

While the Spaceship ( shenzhou-11 ) will return to earth after two days, the crew will stay on the space station to carry out their planned experiments.

The word Shenzhou means " heavenly vessel " ,

Shenzhou-11 Mission Details :

Spacecraft : Shenzhou-11

Rocket : Long March-2F ( two-stage )

Launch Date : October 17, 2016, 07.30 AM ( Local )

Crew : 02

Crew Members : Jing Haipeng ( 50 ), Chen Dong ( 37 )

Launch Facility : Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Gobi Desert in Mangolia.

Docking : Tiangong-2 ( Low Earth Orbit of 400 Km )

Mission Duration : One Month

Landing Date : November 19, 2016

Mission Purpose :

Test Life-support systems, in-orbit maintenance by the crew, other scientific experiements .

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5 Facts on Largest Rocket in the World: Space Launch System Core Stage ( SLS )

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Space Launch System Core Stage Facts

NASA's new rocket the Space Launch System ( SLS )  which will be the largest rocket in the world to be launched with Orion spacecraft in 2018 .

SLS is so large that it is designed to carry huge payload , crew to long distance missions including Mission to MARS .

NASA will conduct deep space explorations with SLS to various destinations .

Also see : Expedition 49-50 Mission Details

Facts on Core Stages of Space Launch System :

Here are various facts about Space Launch System ( SLS ) core stages ,

It is being built by the prime contractor Boeing at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans .

As NASA is preparing for the mission, on september 30th, the welding on the Core stage was completed successfully .

NASA says more than 1.7 miles ( 2.7 Km ) of welding completed on the core stage of the rocket .

Length     : 212 ft ( tall )
Diameter  : 27.6 ft
Empty Weight : 188,000 lbs ( 85275 kg )
Material    : Aluminium 2219
Number of Engines : Four
Engine      : RS-25s
SpaceCraft : Orion
Launch Day : 2018


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1. Engine Section : 

- Delivering propellants from LH2 and LOX tanks to 4 RS-25 engines.
- Avionics to steer the engines
- Booster attach point

2. Liquid Hydrogen Tank (LH2 )

- Holds 537,000 gallons of LH2, cooled to -423 degree F

3. Intertank :

- Joins LOX and LH2 tanks
- Booster attach point
- houses avionics and electronics

4. Liquid Oxygen Tank :

- Holds 196,000 gallons of LOX cooled to -297 degree F

5. Forward Skirt :

- Houses flight computers, cameras and avionics which is brains of the rocket .

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Space Launch System, Core Stage

More info on SLS / Orion will be updated on Space Science Facts .

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