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“Soyuz MS-14” robot “Fyodor” was not able to dock with the ISS

"Союз МС-14" с роботом "Федором" не смог состыковаться с МКС

The spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” robot “Fedor” on Board could not dock with the ISS at the scheduled time, the correspondent of RIA news from the flight control Center.

The spacecraft approached the station to 99 meters, hovered, and then began to retreat to a safe distance is 279 meters.

Present at the docking of the members of the state Commission for the flight “Soyuz MS-14” started meeting in the meeting room of the MCC, the correspondent of RIA Novosti. Among them — the General Director of Rocket and space Corporation “Energy” Nikolay Sevastyanov, head of the cosmonaut training Center Pavel Vlasov, Director of Mission control Maxim Matyushin, head of the brain research Institute of Roscosmos TsNIIMash Sergei Koblov. The head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin in MCC was not, but later he will hold a meeting of the state Commission, which will discuss the situation with the dock.

The press, who watched the docking at Mission control, was asked to leave the building. None of the officials of the Roscosmos and rocket and space industry journalists came.

What is the reason

According to RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry, the cause of the failure could be a glitch in the docking system of the ship “Course.”

Later, the head flight of Russian segment of the ISS cosmonaut Vladimir Solovyov explained that during docking occurred previously unseen fluctuations.

“Spacecraft “Soyuz” is located in the automatic flight, it us by no means lost. All equipment working”, he added.

The cosmonaut noted that we are talking about the “Course” on Board the ISS. According to him, there is everything you need to repair.

A new attempt on Monday

Later it became known that the “Soyuz MS-14” once again I will try to dock to the ISS in eight or nine o’clock in the morning on August 26. Until then, the ship will be at a safe distance from the station. The ISS crew to dismantle the signal amplifier in their system “Course” and hold him check, and if necessary, replacement.

The safety of the crew the station the situation with the ship is not in danger, said Roscosmos.

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” was launched from Baikonur on the morning of 22 August. This is the first launch of a new rocket to replace the “Soyuz-FG”.

In addition, this is the first of more than 30 years, the launch of manned spacecraft without a crew. The only “astronaut” on Board — humanoid robot “Fedor”. It was planned that he would work on the ISS until September 6, and then return to Earth.

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Robot Fedor flew into space aboard the “Soyuz MS-14”.

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The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 06:38 Moscow time.

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In the beginning, Fedor said, “let’s Go! Let’s go!” repeating the famous phrase of Yuri Gagarin.

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Eight minutes 49 seconds, the ship went into orbit and took a course to the International space station.

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Journalists watching the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” at Baikonur.

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Soyuz MS-14″ will fly to the ISS two days.

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Robot “Fedor” congratulates Russians on Board the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” Day of State flag of the Russian Federation.

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The robot will stay on the ISS for 17 days.

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During this time Fedor will be participating in several experiments.

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The robot will not only work, but also to relax. According to the developers, they taught “Fedora” jokes and philosophize.

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To control the movement of “Fedora” at the station will be cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov using a special suit.

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Tests of the robot in space will show how effective his anthropomorphic platform.

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In addition, the launch of “Fedora” in space will spur research in the field of robotics, scientists say.

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Training robot Skybot F-850 (“Fedora”) for space flight.

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Robot Fedor flew into space aboard the “Soyuz MS-14”.

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The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 06:38 Moscow time.

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In the beginning, Fedor said, “let’s Go! Let’s go!” repeating the famous phrase of Yuri Gagarin.

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Eight minutes 49 seconds, the ship went into orbit and took a course to the International space station.

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Journalists watching the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” at Baikonur.

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Soyuz MS-14″ will fly to the ISS two days.

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Robot “Fedor” congratulates Russians on Board the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-14” Day of State flag of the Russian Federation.

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The robot will stay on the ISS for 17 days.

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During this time Fedor will be participating in several experiments.

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The robot will not only work, but also to relax. According to the developers, they taught “Fedora” jokes and philosophize.

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To control the movement of “Fedora” at the station will be cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov using a special suit.

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Tests of the robot in space will show how effective his anthropomorphic platform.

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In addition, the launch of “Fedora” in space will spur research in the field of robotics, scientists say.

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Training robot Skybot F-850 (“Fedora”) for space flight.

Source:ria.ru
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