A Russian-based robotic spacecraft, Soyuz MS-14, failed to dock with ISS (the International Space Station). Therefore, another attempt was possibly set for Monday, according to the statement released by the officials last week.
In a blog post, NASA said that the Skybot F-850 robot-controlled spacecraft’s docking attempt was aborted. After launch, the spacecraft completed 34 revolutions of Earth before it was going to dock. Instead, it approached at a distance of 330 feet from the ISS.
One of the NASA spokespersons informed that the Soyuz spacecraft was not equipped with any docking system. Therefore, attempting a manual docking is not an option. Roscosmos—Russian federal space agency reported that the ISS and its crew are not in risk, as the Soyuz is orbiting above and behind the ISS.
The existing data revealed that there is no issue on the Soyuz itself, but is at the KURS automated rendezvous system at the station. Roscosmos may instruct the crew to interchange the signal amplifier equipped at KURS docking system in the station and verify its functioning before another attempt.
Flight engineer Alexander Skvortsov and Expedition 60 commander Alexey Ovchinin are the crewmembers.
On a related note, last week, a US-based aerospace manufacturer, Rocket Lab, successful conducted a ridesharing service, in which payload of different space organization was sent to space. The payload included four satellites that were belonged to different clients. Rocket Lab employed Electron rocket to carry those satellites and launch them in their respective orbits.
Of those four satellites, one was Earth-imaging satellite that would join its existing two satellites in space, which are belonged to BlackSky. Another two satellites in the payload were experimental satellites belonged to the US Air Force Space Command. Through these experimental satellites, the US Air Force department would test new technology for rocket propulsion, power, and other operations, using the satellites. The fourth satellite in the payload was a CubeSat, which was belonged to “Unseenlabs.”
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