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Video: How massive Soyuz rocket was transported by train to launch pad

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The Soyuz rocket will take UAE's first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori to space on Wednesday.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 8:36 AM

Last updated: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 6:30 PM

Russia is set to launch a Soyuz MS-15 spaceship with a Soyuz FG booster rocket to the ISS from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.
The Soyuz rocket that is taking UAE's first astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori to space has been put into position for the historic launch on September 25, 2019 . Next, the rocket will be refueled and the Soyuz spacecraft will be installed onto the launcher so it's ready for its six-hour journey to the International Space Station (ISS).
The video released by Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, on its Twitter handle shows how the massive rocket was transported by train to the launch pad.

The roll-out of the rocket began at 6.30am UAE time. The train carrying the rocket travels about 2kmph, which is to ensure the 305,000kg launcher reaches the launch site safely and on time.
By 7.15am, the media and tourists were taken to another location to spot the train passing by.
The final destination was the actual launch site, where the verticalisation took place.

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