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The postponement of the launch of “Progress of MS-08” on February 13, will cause changes in the work schedule of NASA astronauts to the ISS. About it reports “Interfax” citing a source in the space industry.
According to the Agency, scheduled for February 15, the output of astronauts in space is likely to be delayed to “Progress MS-08” was able to dock to the space station, implementing the traditional two-day scheme of approaching it.
The launch of the space truck “Progress MS-08” to the ISS, scheduled for February 11, was postponed, according to preliminary data, due to possible failure in the power control system of the launch vehicle during the transition from ground to in-flight meals. The staff of the Baikonur cosmodrome waiting for the arrival of the components to replace faulty unit.
As noted in the “Roskosmos”, the ship was the first in history to reach the ISS in 3.5 hours thanks to the new cropped double scheme. Today, traditional is considered chetyrehmetrovy scheme, when from the start till the Assembly takes about 50 hours.
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