The spacecraft "Soyuz MS-05" delivered on MKS new crew

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2017-07-29 10:00:05

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The spacecraft «Union MS-05» 00.55 Moscow time, successfully docked to a small research module «Dawn» related to the Russian segment of the ISS. The spacecraft delivered into orbit the participants of the long expedition MKS-52/53: of Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, NASA astronaut Randolph Bresnik and the ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

«Union MS-05» started «Gagarin start» the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International space station on July 28 at 18:41 Moscow time. The vehicle rendezvous with the station took place automatically by «short» chetyrehvalkovoj scheme. The process was controlled by the specialists of the mission control Center. Mechanical seizure of the ship took place at 00.55 Moscow time, followed by checking the tightness of connections. Two hours later, the astronauts opened the hatches and moved to the ISS.

Aboard the ISS, the astronauts will stay 139 days. In the flight program scientifically-applied researches and experiments of Russian cosmonauts in open space, maintenance of the station, the completion of photos and video footage of events on the ISS, participation in educational sessions and informational, — according to Roscosmos.

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