NASA has just announced that an unprecedented Russian mission – an unmanned Soyuz spacecraft – will be launched by Roscosmos on February 23 (US time) to rescue 3 astronauts stranded on the International National Space Station ISS.
According to NASA, the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced a few days ago that it would postpone the event to March, but recently a new decision was made and announced on its website. Telegram Official Roscosmos.
Russian Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft seen from the ISS
The Russian Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft seen from the ISS – (Photo: NASA).
NASA said it would begin live reporting on its YouTube channel 24 minutes before the launch, scheduled for 7:24 p.m. on February 23, US Eastern Time. This time is 3:34 a.m. local time on February 24 in Russia and 7:24 a.m. local time on February 24 in Vietnam.
In addition, everyone can follow the launch on the newspaper’s website Space (sρace.com).
This is an unprecedented mission because the Russian Souz spacecraft is generally controlled by a main astronaut and can carry two additional people. According to the sheet Space, The spacecraft for the new launch will be called Soyuz MS-23.
The main mission of Soyuz MS-23 is to save 3 NASA astronauts (Mr. Frank Rubio) And Roscosmos (Mr. Sergey Prokopyev and Mr. Dimitry Petelin)who work on the ISS and have lost their means of returning to Earth.
These three astronauts flew to the ISS aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-22, the spacecraft that leaked coolant in the December 2022 incident and forced the astronauts to cancel their spacewalk .
NASA and Roscosmos jointly concluded that the leak was caused by the collision of a small piece of space rock. After a period of evaluation, Roscosmos decided that the Soyuz MS-22 was not safe enough to return these astronauts to Earth, so this spacecraft was returned unmanned and another unmanned Soyuz spacecraft will be returned to Earth to replace him.
According to Roscosmos, the Soyuz MS-23 will only take 2 days to arrive “Dock” ISS.
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