Posted in: November 16, 2018
MOSC (AP) Soyuz Russia's rocket successfully launched Friday with a cargo ship binding for the International Space Station, preparing the land to reach the next orbit crew.
Launching Russian Russian MS-10 of Cosmodrome Baikonur in Kazakhstan was the fourth successful Soyuz launch as the dance launch would have to be aborted last month.
The Soyuz-FG rocket missed Nick Hague's technicians from NASA and Alexei Ovchinin from Roscosmos after two minutes of flight on October 11, operating an automatic rescue system that allowed the capsule to go safely. The Russian investigation attributed the failure to a sensor that takes place during the final assembly of the rocket.
This is the first occasion that the Russian space program had to force a personal launch since 1983, when two Soviet battles were dispersed by the emergency system after the explosion on the launch pad and managed to launch & Safe. At the moment, Soyuz spacecraft is the only vehicle that can transport crews to the space station.
Since the October event, two successful Soyuz rackets were launched from Plesetsk, in the north-western Russia, and a third of Guiana French took to install china in orbit. They were a different subcategory of the rocket that failed in October, but the one launched on Friday of the same version.
The Progress spacecraft must be connected to the Sunday Space Station to introduce almost three tonnes of food, fuel, water and other supplies to the Serena Aunon Chancellor NASA crew, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and & # 39; r Almaen Alexander Gerst.
It is expected that the crew will return to the Earth next month when they are replaced. It is intended to send the ambassadors Anne McClain of the United States, David Saint-Jacques from Canada and Oleg Kononenko from Russia on December 3.
On Thursday, from the Star City space training center on the outskirts of Moscow, McClain expressed confidence in the Soyuz despite the failure launch in October.
We trust our rocket. We're ready to fly, he says.