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The combat crews of the ground-based automated control complex of the space forces of the Aerospace Forces ensured the launch of the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft (PC) from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Ground-based measuring equipment of the Main Testing Space Center named after G.S. Titov of the 15th Army of the Special Purpose Aerospace Forces provided stable support for the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft during the launching phase and in orbital flight to the International Space Station (ISS). At 11:48 a.m. (Moscow time), the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft docked to the ISS in the normal mode.

The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft was delivered to the ISS by the crew of the ISS-64 long-term expedition, consisting of spacecraft commander Sergei Ryzhikov, flight engineer Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, and NASA astronaut flight engineer Kathleen Rubins

In total, about 30 ground-based measuring instruments and more than 200 servicemen of combat crews of the Main Testing Space Center named after G.S. Titov were involved in ensuring the launch and docking of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with the ISS.

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