Docking of “Soyuz MS-14” to the ISS wanted prestimulate “Soyuz MS-13”

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The mission control center (MCC) for docking of spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” to the International space station (ISS) offers prestimulate “Soyuz MS-13,” reports TASS statement of the head flight of Russian segment of the ISS Vladimir Solovyov.

“There have been many different combinations, we are inclined to believe that it is necessary to organize the relocation “with” your (cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, with whom negotiations were conducted, flew to the ISS on the “Union of MS-13” together with American Andrew Morgan, and Italian Luca Parmitano — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), which in the aggregate compartment, this MIM-2 (small research module “Search” — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) in manual mode, where the illumination seem normal,” — said the first Deputy General designer of rocket-space Corporation (RKK) “Energy” during negotiations, the broadcast of which is NASA.

The head flight of Russian segment of the station added that to the instrument compartment of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” is more convenient to dovetail, as in this case, it will be “more opportunities to control, especially in the middle section.” Solovyov said that in case of approval of the relocation of the latter may be made the morning of 25 August.

Previously NASA, citing Roskosmos, announced that problems with docking “Soyuz MS-14” to the ISS caused by the amplifier system automatic docking “Course” on the station.

During the docking of “Soyuz MS-14” with the ISS, scheduled for August 24 at 08:30 Moscow time, the spacecraft approached the station at a distance of 60 meters, after which he departed from him for 280 meters. The specialists of Roskosmos, had gathered for a meeting at MCC, decided not to conduct on 24 August a second attempt to dock. Re-docking is scheduled for the morning of August 26.

Rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the “Union MS-14” was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome to the ISS on the morning of 22 August. On Board the spacecraft is anthropomorphic rescue robot, FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research). Unmanned launch of “Soyuz MS-14” due to the skills of “Soyuz-2.1 a” for manned missions.

“Soyuz-2.1 a” from 2020, to replace the “Soyuz-FG” with the launch of “Soyuz MS” to the ISS. The first rocket is different from the second, in particular, the presence of a Russian control system. The last start “Soyuz-FG” is scheduled for September.

Currently, the “Soyuz MS-13 is” docked to the node of the service module Zvezda of the Russian segment of the ISS and orbiting the earth two Russians — Alexey Ovchinin and Alexander Skvortsov.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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