The carrier rocket Soyuz-FG successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with the spacecraft Soyuz MS-12, on Board of which the crew of the International space station (ISS) ISS-59/60. It is reported by Roscosmos on Thursday, March 14.
On Board the ISS went two NASA astronaut Nick Hague, Christina Koch, and one Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin.
Nine minutes after launch, Soyuz MS-12 separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket Soyuz - FG and began an Autonomous flight to the station.
The spacecraft flight to ISS is scheduled for a short six-hour scheme – the Union will make four revolutions in the Earth orbit, while the traditional scheme involves a two-day flight to the station. The vehicle docking with the ISS is scheduled for 15 March at 03:07 in Kiev.
The planned duration of the new expedition to the ISS will be 204 days. During this time, the crew will perform a number of experiments, including medical, biological, physico-chemical and other (49 total planned experiments, of which 45 with the participation of the crew).
Recall, Nick Hague and Alex Ovchinin had to go to a space station on 11 October 2018, but then the accident vehicle Soyuz MS-10. The crew members were not injured. Capsule with them shot out from the crumbling rocket and made a soft landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan.
We will remind, on March 29 to be held the first ever release of two women into space, it will fulfill NASA astronauts, Christine Koh, and Anne McClain, who flew to the station on 3 December 2018.
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