Russian New Soyuz-MS Spacecraft Docks With ISS for First Time

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Russian new Soyuz-MS spacecraft for the first time docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

KOROLYOV (Sputnik) – The docking was carried out in automatic mode, a spokesperson for Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

The Soyuz MS spacecraft carrying the crew of Kate Rubins of the U.S., Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia and Takuya Onishi of Japan blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, July 7, 2016. - Sputnik International
New Space Station Crew Blasts Off From Baikonur

Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi joined the current 48th ISS Expedition of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka, Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams.

Soyuz-MS was launched aboard the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 7.

Manufactured by the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Soyuz-MS is equipped with the advanced navigation and motion control systems, as well as an improved power supply system.

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