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Russian spacecraft with humanoid robot docks at ISS


18:02, August 27, 2019

The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is successfully redocked from the Zvezda module to the Poisk module of the Russian segment of the ISS. The freed up Zvezda module berth will be used to dock the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, which is scheduled for Aug 27. (Photo: IC)

MOSCOW - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday following a failed attempt.

"The docking has taken place," said the Mission Control Center. The docking of Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with a humanoid robot took place several minutes ahead of the schedule, it said.

The docking was rescheduled after a failed attempt early Saturday.

During the first attempt of docking on Saturday, a fault occurred in the ISS equipment responsible for the safe approach and air locking, and then the Mission Control Center decided to withdraw the spacecraft to a safe distance to ensure the safety of the crew and the station.

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