The carrier rocket "Soyuz" with the crew of three was launched from Baikonur
Russian carrier rocket with manned spacecraft "Soyuz MS-12" launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. This is reported by Roscosmos and the us NASA.
On Board the ship to the International space station (ISS) went to the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Christine Koh. Docking with ISS is scheduled for March 15.
The Agency "Interfax" with reference to the mission control Center reports that launched the spacecraft is functioning normally. He took orbit, the batteries were opened.
Ovchinin and Hague in October last year we flew to the ISS on a rocket "Soyuz MS-10". During the flight there was an emergency situation. The crew made an emergency landing in the Kazakh steppe. The Commission investigating the accident reported that the cause was deformation of the sensor separating the first two stages of the launch. According to the findings, the gauge was damaged during dismantling at Baikonur.