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Specialists of the meteorological service of the Central Military District (CVO), who ensure the operation to meet the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft with Japanese tourists on board, predict cloudiness and air temperatures up to minus 5 degrees at the time of landing of the descent vehicle in the steppe of Kazakhstan.

In the area of ​​the landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft, southeast of the city of Zhezkazgan in the Republic of Kazakhstan, military meteorologists predict cloudiness without precipitation with an air temperature of 1 to 5 degrees below zero, visibility is about 1 kilometer, west wind is 1 meter in second with minor gusts up to 4 meters per second.

In total, about 200 rescue specialists will be involved in search and rescue support of the landing, an aviation group: 12 Mi-8 helicopters, two An-12 aircraft and one An-26 aircraft; more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including six modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.

The landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft is scheduled for December 20. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants – President of the Start Today corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his personal assistant Yozo Hirano will return to Earth.

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