July 20, from platform No. 1 (Gagarin launch) of Baikonur cosmodrome, lifted off a launch vehicle "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft (TMS) "Soyuz MS-13" carring on board the crew of expedition ISS-60/61 (cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (Russia), Luca Parmitano (Italy) and Andrew Morgan (USA)).
The specialists of JSC "Satellite system "Gonets" successfully carried out work on providing redundant communication channels via a satellite earth stations, Wi-Fi repeaters and the SPACECRAFT "Luch-5B" (part of a Multifunctional space system relaying "Loutch"). At the launching site were provided uninterrupted Internet access for officials of the state Corporation "Roscosmos", companies of the Space-rocket industry, representatives of the media.
After the launch of the TMS "Soyuz MS-13" into orbit there were successfully conducted all the planned sessions relay to transmit telemetry data to earth destinations.
TMS "Soyuz MS-13" lifting off Photo: Roscosmos