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Work of MSRS "Loutch" at the launch of the WPK "Soyuz MS-08" completed
Work of MSRS "Loutch" at the launch of the WPK "Soyuz MS-08" completed
«Luch» system

The means of multifunctional space relay system (MSRS ) "Loutch" successfully fulfilled the mission at the launch of the transport manned vehicle (TMV) "Soyuz MS-08" with the crew on board to the International space station (ISS) held on March 21 at 20:44 MSK from the platform №1 of Baikonur cosmodrome.

In the course of the lauch, the MSRS "Loutch" channels were used to transmit the telemetry information with control TMV"Soyuz MS-08". Since the putting of the TMV into its orbit until docking with the ISS on 23 March at 22:40 GMT there were conducted 19 sessions were used where the relay channels of the spacecrafts "Loutch-5A" and "Loutch-5B". During March 19-21, at the Baukonur cosmodrome, specialists of JSC "Satellite system "Gonets" provided by a mobile station, TV relay channels and Internet access for officials of State Space Corporation "Roscosmos" and companies of the Space-rocket industry. For that, the satellite "Loutch-5V" was employed.

The work of the specialist of JSC "Satellite system "Gonets" whth a mobile satellite communication station MXR Luch at the launch of the WPK "Soyuz MS-08"