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    The launch of Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with Soyuz MS-09 manned spacecraft from the launch table of launch pad No.1, Gagarin's Start, at Baikonur space center

    Last Soyuz-FG Carrier Rocket Installed at Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch Site - Roscosmos

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    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Sputnik) - The last ever Soyuz-FG carrier rocket to be launched was installed at a launch site at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on Monday, Russia's state space agency, Roscosmos, said.

    According to the space agency, the launch of Russia's Soyuz-FG rocket, which has a Ukrainian control system, is scheduled for September 25 at 11:57 GMT. It is planned to reach the International Space Station on the same day at 19:45 GMT.

    Starting next year, cosmonauts will be using the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket.

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    As opposed to the Soyuz-FG, the new launch vehicle has digital systems installed and all of its components are made in Russia.


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