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The search and rescue group and paratrooper service (PS and PDS) of the Central Military District (CVD) were put on readiness No. 1 to ensure the launch of the Soyuz MS-19 transport manned spacecraft of the Call project with the crew of the First Channel.

About 150 servicemen, who are part of the search and rescue group, as well as engineering and technical groups, and military medical brigades, are located along the entire launch trajectory of the Soyuz. Mi-8 helicopters, An-26 and An-12 aircraft; about 20 units of ground vehicles, including four “Blue Bird” search and recovery vehicles, are located at operational airfields in Baikonur, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Arkalyk of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Gorno-Altaysk. The general management of the groups will be carried out from the Combat Control Center (CBU) in Yekaterinburg.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft of the Vyzov project with the Channel One film crew on board is scheduled for October 5, 2021. The main crew of the Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft included Roskosmos cosmonaut – crew commander Anton Shkaplerov and Russian space flight participants – actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko. Their stand-ins are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev, Alena Mordovina and Alexey Dudin.

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