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ISS: Robot-carrying Soyuz spacecraft docks with ISS on second attempt01:30

ISS: Robot-carrying Soyuz spacecraft docks with ISS on second attempt

International Space Station, ISS
August 27, 2019 at 07:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft which failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday made a second successful attempt on Tuesday.

The spaceship was scheduled to dock with the station's Poisk module at 5:30 GMT, but encountered an issue with the Kurs automated docking system on the ISS. It was not a problem with the Soyuz spacecraft itself, according to NASA. Soyuz MS-14 docked with Zvezda service module, which was freed for it after Soyuz MS-13 was manually flown from Zvezda, where it had been docked, to Poisk, clearing it former docking port for Soyuz MS-14.

The spacecraft carries the Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850, which was created to be a replacement for humans in everything from rescue work to driving vehicles.

The robot is equipped with AI used on the mission to monitor and report on conditions during the flight.

Mandatory credit: NASA TV

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The uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft which failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday made a second successful attempt on Tuesday.

The spaceship was scheduled to dock with the station's Poisk module at 5:30 GMT, but encountered an issue with the Kurs automated docking system on the ISS. It was not a problem with the Soyuz spacecraft itself, according to NASA. Soyuz MS-14 docked with Zvezda service module, which was freed for it after Soyuz MS-13 was manually flown from Zvezda, where it had been docked, to Poisk, clearing it former docking port for Soyuz MS-14.

The spacecraft carries the Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850, which was created to be a replacement for humans in everything from rescue work to driving vehicles.

The robot is equipped with AI used on the mission to monitor and report on conditions during the flight.

Mandatory credit: NASA TV

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