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That's just scary...
Because the flag is russian ? Come on... Well, maybe he looks a bit like an early Terminator :rofl:
 

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Because the flag is russian ? Come on... Well, maybe he looks a bit like an early Terminator :rofl:
Not the flag, the robot in an human spaceship with no humans... it can only get scarier if the robot had a tail. :lol:
 

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Mission Step : Docking (automated)
Outcome : FAILURE
A fault occured in the ISS docking equipment, docking aborted. Spacecraft is in good condition and solar arrays work well, loading the batteries. Another attempt is planned for the 27th.


From Roscosmos :

Official report
August 24, 2019, 06:45 GMT

Given the issues, emerged during the docking of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS), the state commission chaired by Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin gathered for the meeting at the Mission Control Center to consider the situation and discuss the measures to overcome the fault in the docking system.

The spacecraft is currently staying afar from the ISS, the docking is scheduled for the reserve date. The crew and the ISS are safe.

Information message

August 24, 2019, 16:00 GMT

The Soyuz MS-14 is the first piloted spacecraft, which was launched using the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket. In order to certify the system and ensure the safety of cosmonauts the launch on August, 22 was unpiloted and was successful without any issues.

This provides an opportunity to use this space complex for the crewed missions. However, during the docking of the ship a fault occurred in the ISS equipment responsible for the safe approach and airlocking. Therefore the Mission Control Center decided to withdraw the ship to a safe distance to ensure the safety of the crew.

The RSC Energia specialists offered the State Commission the following Soyuz MS-14 redocking variant:

- On August, 26 Alexander Skvortsov crew will manually redock the Soyuz MS-13 piloted ship from the Zvezda module to the Small Research Module-2, where the Soyuz MS-14 was meant to dock.
- On August, 27 the second automatic docking attempt will take place, with the Soyuz MS-14 docking to the Zvezda module.

Presently the Soyuz MS-14 is in normal spin in the Sun awaiting the redocking. Tomorrow Alexander Skvortsov will take an additional training according to the normal procedure using the onboard simulator to redock the Soyuz MS-13.

The situation is complicated, however is under control.

---------- Post added 08-25-19 at 08:16 AM ---------- Previous post was 08-24-19 at 06:21 PM ----------

Second docking attempt will take place the 27th of August at 03:12 UTC.

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Regarding the Soyuz spacecraft docking
August 25, 2019, 06:00 GMT

On August 22, 2019 the Soyuz MS-14 unpiloted ship test launch took place according to the International Space Station flight program. On August, 24 due to the technical issues the automatic docking of the ship to the ISS was cancelled. To organize its docking, on August, 26 the Soyuz MS-13 piloted spacecraft will be redocked from the Zvezda service module to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 of the Russian segment of the ISS.

The estimated time of the Soyuz MS-13 detachment from the Zvezda module is at 03:34 UTC, the docking to the Poisk module is at 03:59 UTC. The whole operation will last for about 25 minutes. The docking will be performed manually by the ship’s commander Alexander Skvortsov with onboard engineers Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan taking part. On August, 25 the ISS crew is training to redock the spacecraft and carrying out its depreservation.

The redocking will be performed to free up the Zvezda service module docking unit, which will be used to dock the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft on August 27, 2019 at 03:12 UTC.
 
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The transfer of MS-13 (from the Zvezda module to the Poisk module) completed successfully.
So Zvezda is free for the MS-14 docking attempt tomorrow.

Soyuz MS-13 successfully redocked
August 26, 2019, 04:00 GMT
On August, 26 the Soyuz MS-13 piloted spacecraft was successfully redocked from the Zvezda module to the Poisk module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

Earlier the crew including Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan transferred into the spacecraft and closed the transfer hatches. After checking the sealing and carrying out the necessary preparations the crew prepared for undocking.

At 03:35 UTC the Soyuz MS-13 detached from the ISS. After making a fly-around of the ISS, at 03:59 UTC it docked to the Poisk module. All the operations were performed by Alexander Skvortsov using the manual control system.

The freed up Zvezda module berth will be used to dock the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, which is scheduled for August, 27 at 03:12 UTC. The spacecraft test launch took place on August, 22 with its automatic docking to the ISS called off due to technical issues.
Source: http://en.roscosmos.ru/20892/
 

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Re: Soyuz MS-14 (uncrewed flight test)

Hello! I did some contributions on the Wikipedia article Soyuz MS-14. Feel free to watch the history of it.

Anyway, according to Wikipedia, the next attempt to dock Soyuz MS-14 with the ISS is scheduled on 27 August 2019 at 03:12 AM UTC.
 

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Mission Step : Docking (automated, attempt #2)
Outcome : SUCCESS

Soyuz MS-14 docked to the ISS
August 27, 2019, 03:10 GMT

On August 27, 2019, the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft docked to the Zvezda module of the International Space Station. The crew is now preparing to open the hatches.

The approach was under control of the Mission Control Center specialists and Roscosmos cosmonauts. The crew is now preparing to open the hatches. The Soyuz MS-14 ship delivered about 670 kg of dry cargo to the ISS, including scientific and medical equipment, life support system components, as well as containers with food supplies, medication and personal hygiene items for the crewmembers.

The cargo delivered includes equipment for the Biofilm, Microvir, Magnetic 3D-bioprinter, UV-atmosphere, Cascade, as well as Tester experiments, during which the Skybot F-850 humanoid robot system will be tested.

To recap, the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-14 was launched on August 22, 2019. The launch was unpiloted and became the test flight for the carrier rocket, as previously it had launched into orbit only cargo ships and automatic spacecraft.

Video courtesy of NASA TV

Article : Roscosmos
 
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Super pretty launch, with onboard camera up until insertion! :hailprobe:

Docking just now!
 

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Yep, those engines burn so clean that we can look into the nozzle


View from above...
 

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Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir in all-women spacewalk

Two Nasa astronauts are making the first ever all-female spacewalk.
Christina Koch and Jessica Meir left the International Space Station's Quest airlock on Friday to replace a failed power control unit.
They were expected to spend five and a half hours replacing the power regulator with a spare.
Ms Koch had already carried out four spacewalks but it was the first for MS Meir, who became the 15th woman to walk in space, Nasa said.
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50085930
 

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I still dont know if the spacewalk was successful or not, despite the EVA being reported on every newssite I've been to.
 

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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2019/10/18/nasa-astronauts-wrap-up-historic-all-woman-spacewalk/

. NASA Astronauts Wrap Up Historic All-Woman Spacewalk

At 2:55 p.m. EDT, Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Christina Koch and Jessica Meir of NASA concluded their spacewalk, the first with only women. During the 7-hour, 17-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts completed the replacement a failed power charging component, also known as a battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU). The BCDU regulates the charge to the batteries that collect and distribute solar power to the orbiting lab’s systems. Mission control activated the newly installed BCDU and reported it is operating properly.

The astronauts were also able to accomplish some get-ahead tasks including installation of a stanchion on the Columbus module for support of a new external ESA (European Space Agency) payload platform called Bartolomeo scheduled for launch to the station in 2020.
 

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British radio antenna arrives at space station.

The UK's first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday.
The communications antenna is part of a consignment of supplies that arrived on a Cygnus freighter.
Made by MDA UK, the Columbus Ka-band (COLKa) Terminal will enable astronauts to connect with scientists and family on Earth at home broadband speeds.
The equipment will be fixed to the exterior of Europe's ISS science module in a few weeks' time.
This should improve substantially on current arrangements for radio links.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51536246
 

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Progress MS-14 docked to the ISS

Progress MS-14 docked to the ISS

April 25, 2020, 05:13 GMT


According to the International Space Station flight program, the Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft successfully docked to the Zvezda module instrument bay on April 25, 2020 with the flight lasting 3 hours and 20 minutes.

The cargo spacecraft approach to the ISS went according to the ‘superfast’ two-orbit scheme. The docking was performed automatically supervised by the specialists of TsNIIMash Mission Control Center (part of Roscosmos), as well as Russian ISS-63 mission crewmembers – Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. Approach and docking modes went flawlessly.

The 75th ISS resupply mission cargo spacecraft delivered over 2.5 tons of cargo needed to support further crewed operation of the space station: 700 kilograms of fuel and compressed gasses, as well as 1,350 kilograms of various equipment and loads: food rations, medicines, sanitary-hygienic materials and clothing for the crew, as well as hardware for the ISS onboard systems, equipment for experiments and 420 liters of water in the Rodnik system tanks. The crew also received commemorative memorabilia dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Currently, the station crew are the ISS-63 mission members: Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin (flight engineer) and Ivan Vagner (flight engineer) and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy (commander). As of now, there are three spacecraft docked to the Russian segment of the ISS: two freighters (Progress MS-13 and Progress MS-14) and the crewed Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft.

Earlier on April 25, 2020 the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket successfully lifted off from the site No. 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Roscosmos dedicated the launch to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. The Progress MS-14 freighter autonomous flight was controlled by the specialists of the Chief Operating Flight Control Group of the ISS Russian segment.


Source : Roscosmos
 
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