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November 27, 2019
Crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz МS-16 arrived at Baikonur.

https://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2019/news_11-26_1.html
« Last Edit: 03/27/2020 01:35 pm by input~2 »
To boldly go where no human has gone before !

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #1 on: 01/22/2020 02:04 pm »
prime and back-up crew patches

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #2 on: 02/01/2020 06:48 pm »

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2020 07:23 am »
First one of these I've seen...

🚨 Media attention 🚨

Roscosmos starts the process of accreditation of media
representatives to cover the launch of the #SoyuzMS16 crew spacecraft http://en.roscosmos.ru/21233/

The accreditation applications from the foreign media and/or citizens are accepted until February 14, 2020.

🚀 The Soyuz-2.1a rocket is planned to lift off on April 9, 2020 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."


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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #6 on: 02/12/2020 05:42 pm »
First one of these I've seen...

It is standard press release done for every Russian manned space launch or landing since two or three decades...
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #7 on: 02/14/2020 07:20 am »

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #8 on: 02/19/2020 05:31 am »
https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1229672459642818560

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1229760176644935681
GT:  # SoyuzMS16: work is going according to plan

At the 31st site of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the stages of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle are unloaded and their external inspection is carried out.

The upcoming launch will be the second for the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a manned spacecraft of the Soyuz MS series and the first with a crew on board



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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #9 on: 02/19/2020 07:29 am »
One day you're a hero  next day you're a clown  there's nothing that is in between
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #10 on: 02/19/2020 02:08 pm »
From anik
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1230133705706016768
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1230135475375104000

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RIA Novosti reports: "Roscosmos State Corporation is convening a meeting on the composition of the crew leaving for the ISS, which means that there may be replacements in the previously announced composition"
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Details: "Nikolai Tikhonov was injured, which could become an obstacle to his flight to the ISS. The possibility of replacing him in the crew with cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov is being considered"
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And more: "The flight of Nikolai Tikhonov, tentatively, may take place in the fall of 2020"

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #11 on: 02/19/2020 02:50 pm »
https://echo.msk.ru/news/2591154-echo.html
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Roscosmos plans to replace the crew of the next expedition to the International Space Station
Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will not be able to go into orbit for medical reasons. They will be replaced by understudies - Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, the state corporation told RIA Novosti. Launch dates do not change; launch is scheduled for April 9th.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #12 on: 02/19/2020 03:11 pm »
It's official already.
Injury of Tikhonov is said to be the reason.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #13 on: 02/19/2020 03:36 pm »
Roscosmos statement
https://www.roscosmos.ru/28064/
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On the replacement of the crew of the Soyuz MS-16
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The Russian members of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft, Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin, will be replaced by backups for medical reasons.
The positions of the commander and flight engineer of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft will now be taken by the cosmonauts of Roscosmos Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner. The changes will affect only the Russian part of the crew, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy continues to prepare for the flight in accordance with the established plan.
The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft and members of the long-term expedition ISS-63 is scheduled for April 9 this year from launch pad No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #14 on: 02/19/2020 04:14 pm »
About the possible back-up crew
https://tass.ru/kosmos/7799263
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New understudies, specified Krikalev, most likely, Babkin and Ryzhikov will be appointed. According to him, the further possibility of the flight of the main crew "will depend on medical evidence."

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #15 on: 02/19/2020 04:24 pm »
https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/2020/02/19/823432-roskosmos-zamenit-ekipazh-ekspeditsii-k-mks

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According to a Vedomosti source involved in the ISS program, the crew was replaced due to an eye injury that the commander received while accidentally stumbling into a branch while walking.
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SMS ;-).

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #16 on: 02/19/2020 05:25 pm »
https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/2020/02/19/823432-roskosmos-zamenit-ekipazh-ekspeditsii-k-mks

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According to a Vedomosti source involved in the ISS program, the crew was replaced due to an eye injury that the commander received while accidentally stumbling into a branch while walking.


Ouch! I remember when this exact thing happened to my dad.  It was not fun.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #17 on: 02/19/2020 06:12 pm »
from Soyuz MS-07 history:

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By the decision of the MMC on March 14, 2017, Skvortsov was recognized as temporarily unsuitable for health reasons as part of the crew. Alexander was injured during a sports activity.
March 15, 2017 Skvortsov in the crew was replaced by Shkaplerov.
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SMS ;-).

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #18 on: 02/19/2020 08:07 pm »

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-16 - April 9, 2020
« Reply #19 on: 02/20/2020 12:24 am »
This is not the first time Nikolai Tikhonov  has gotten close to flight and had the rug pulled out from under him.  He must be frustrated!
From WikiPedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Tikhonov_(cosmonaut)

He was selected as a backup flight engineer for Soyuz MS-02. He was made a prime crew member of Soyuz MS-04 but, due to Russian budget cuts, the crews were changed and Tikhonov was then slated to make his first spaceflight on the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft. He was again removed from the manifest due to delays in launching the Russian Nauka module.[1][2] He was scheduled to fly into space as commander of the Soyuz MS-15 mission, although he was removed for a third time following the aborted launch of Soyuz MS-10, and the subsequent crew changes that followed. He is was scheduled to finally make his first flight onboard Soyuz MS-16 in 2020, but ended replaced due medical reasons.[3]
« Last Edit: 02/20/2020 12:27 am by ddspaceman »

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