The experts found problems in the process of pre-audit of the rocket "Soyuz-FG", which is already installed on the launch pad. Appointed on 23 July, the rocket launch, which is expected to launch manned spacecraft with 3 crew members, now under the big question.
Sending crew is postponed from may 26. When checking disability systems of the rocket "Soyuz-FG", July 23, which needs to put into orbit a manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-17M" with an international crew consisting of Russian citizen Oleg Kononenko and astronauts Brow Lindgren (United States) and Kimie Yui (Japan), identified shortcomings, says "Interfax". "During General testing of the rocket "Soyuz-FG rocket at the launch site discovered remarks to the work of individual technicians. Currently are working professionals starting calculations", - quotes Agency a source in the space industry.
Note that the launch of "Soyuz-FG" with manned spacecraft is scheduled for 00:02 Moscow time on July 23. According to some reports, fixing problems will take several hours. There will be additional revision. If the need arises, the launch may be postponed to the reserve date of July 24.
Recall that the crew of the Soyuz was supposed to go into orbit on 26 may, but the result of the April tragedy truck "Progress M-27M", got stuck on Earth. PE with "Progress" and the subsequent investigation resulted in the change of the schedule of further launches. The launch of Soyuz TMA-17M" moved from 26 may to 23 July, and the crew stayed on the ISS for a month, until June 11.