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 The initial stage of factory control tests of manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-22 was completed at the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia control and testing station (part of Roskosmos State Corporation). Today, on December 7, 2021, the spacecraft left for the Baikonur Cosmodrome to continue routine training.

This fall the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft underwent in full the program of autonomous tests of onboard systems and units. Further electrical tests of service equipment of the spacecraft with test activation of radio systems of rendezvous and docking, motion control and navigation, digital television and telemetry completed the firmware operation of the onboard electronic computer. After completion of comprehensive, pneumovacuum and acceptance tests Soyuz MS-22 passed the output control procedure and was prepared for shipment to the spaceport by rail.

The launch of Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft under the program of delivery of the 68th long-term expedition participants to the ISS is scheduled for September next year.

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https://www.roscosmos.ru/33573/
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2021 01:51 pm »
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2021 01:53 pm »
Is the crew of that one announced ?

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2021 02:10 pm »
Is the crew of that one announced ?

http://www.spacefacts.de/schedule/e_schedule.htm

 Prokopyev, Sergei
 Kikina, Anna
 Petelin, Dmitri
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2021 08:08 pm »
Scheduled to launch on 21 September 2022, specifically.

Kikina can break the record for Russian women in space [dated Sept. 26]

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The only woman in the Roscosmos cosmonaut corps, Anna Kikina, in 2023 can set a national female record for being in space, follows from the flight program of the International Space Station, which is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

Earlier it was reported that Kikina's flight to the ISS is planned for the fall of 2022.

According to the program, the Russian woman will fly on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft on September 21, 2022 and will stay on the ISS for 188 days until March 18, 2023.

At present, the Russian female record for being in space belongs to Elena Kondakova, who made two flights on the Mir orbital station with a total duration of 178 days. At the same time, the world record for staying in space is held by the American Peggy Whitson, who flew 666 days in three expeditions to the ISS.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #5 on: 12/08/2021 08:07 pm »
Looks like Anna Kikina has been moved to Crew-5 as part of the seat barter agreement:

Rogozin reports via Twitter that Anna Kikina will be joining Crew-5 in Fall 2022:

https://twitter.com/Rogozin/status/1468609322355732483

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #6 on: 12/08/2021 08:41 pm »
Was there already someone at NASA earmarked for Crew-5 who would be transferred to Soyuz MS-22.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #7 on: 12/08/2021 09:00 pm »
Was there already someone at NASA earmarked for Crew-5 who would be transferred to Soyuz MS-22.
Roscosmos announced the intent to fly a single Roscosmos cosmonaut on every crew dragon starting with Crew 5 as they are happy with the achieved performance and safety with the certified Dragon vehicle. Roscosmos will not fly on Starliner until further notice. A USOS astronaut will be assigned to the third Soyuz seat except in certain circumstances.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #8 on: 12/09/2021 02:42 am »
Was there already someone at NASA earmarked for Crew-5 who would be transferred to Soyuz MS-22.
Roscosmos announced the intent to fly a single Roscosmos cosmonaut on every crew dragon starting with Crew 5 as they are happy with the achieved performance and safety with the certified Dragon vehicle. Roscosmos will not fly on Starliner until further notice. A USOS astronaut will be assigned to the third Soyuz seat except in certain circumstances.

Maybe Loral O’Hara could take the third seat since she was training with the Soyuz-MS 21 crew. Might as well let her fly on this mission.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #9 on: 12/09/2021 11:05 am »
Indeed. Found this tweet from half a year ago.

https://twitter.com/lunarloral/status/1408555539584405546?s=20

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #10 on: 12/14/2021 01:56 pm »
The Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft arrived at Baikonur

12/14/2021 16:11

The Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft was delivered to the technical complex of the Baikonur cosmodrome for routine training in accordance with the schedule of the transport support program for the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

This morning, December 14, 2021, in the assembly and testing building of site No. 254, the ship was unloaded and installed at the workplace for the incoming control procedure and further conservation. In the near future, the specialists of the S.P. The Queen will begin to perform an external examination of the product and check the mechanisms for opening the solar panels. Soyuz MS-22 will remain in storage mode until the start of direct preparation for launch.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft under the program of delivery of the 68th long-term expedition members to the International Space Station is scheduled for September next year.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/33615/

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #11 on: 12/14/2021 03:09 pm »
The new manned spacecraft # SoyuzMS22 was delivered to the technical complex of the # Baikonur cosmodrome . Launch to the International Space Station - in the fall of 2022 🚀

Soon specialists will begin to perform an external examination and check the mechanisms for opening solar panels..

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1470771232618471429

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #12 on: 01/20/2022 05:10 am »
Francisco Rubio will join this crew assuming an agreement is reached in time
https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1484043796467929088
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #14 on: 01/22/2022 09:35 pm »
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1484817155216625665?s=20

Actually, there is nothing strange:
Nikolai did visit occupied Crimea - without Ukrainian visa. This makes him subject for US sanctions.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #15 on: 01/25/2022 11:59 am »
Roscosmos commented on the US refusal to issue a visa to cosmonaut Chub.

Roskosmos: US visa refusal to Chuba calls into question the safety of his flight to the ISS.

11:38 01/22/2022 (updated: 14:39 01/22/2022)

MOSCOW, January 22 - RIA Novosti. The refusal to issue a US visa to Nikolai Chub threatens the safety of the Russian cosmonaut's mission to the International Space Station, the Roscosmos press service told reporters.

"The situation that has arisen calls into question the very safety of the Russian cosmonaut's stay on the ISS and the safety of the American segment of the station due to the unpreparedness of the Russian cosmonaut in the event of an emergency," the release says.

Traditionally, all Russian members of the expedition are trained at the Johnson Space Center, just like astronauts from the United States are trained in Russia .

"Without lectures and practical exercises on the layout of the American segment, getting acquainted with the operation of its systems, understanding the interaction between the systems of the American and Russian segments, as well as taking a course on actions in an emergency, it is basically impossible to fly into space," the state corporation added.

It is noted that no one will send an untrained crew into space. Therefore, the organizers will at least have to change the training schedule for Nikolai Chub .

Nikolai Chub joined the Russian detachment in 2012, he should go into space for the first time. Earlier it was reported that, together with experienced cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and another newcomer Andrey Fedyaev, they will form the crew of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft, which will depart for the station in the spring of 2023.

https://ria.ru/20220122/viza-1769039377.html

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #16 on: 01/26/2022 01:23 pm »
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1484817155216625665?s=20

Actually, there is nothing strange:
Nikolai did visit occupied Crimea - without Ukrainian visa. This makes him subject for US sanctions.

https://twitter.com/Rogozin/status/1486323393897152514

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As a result, American visas for our cosmonauts Nikolai Chub and Anna Kikina were obtained. Something like this. Thanks to our journalists for their support!

So much for sanctions!  ::)

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #18 on: 06/05/2022 08:54 pm »
Soyuz MS-22 crew members  Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Petelin are seen while simulating the ride in space in a centrifuge to recreate the forces felt on launch and landing in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow, Russia.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1533510997654220800

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #19 on: 06/07/2022 02:22 pm »
The next Soyuz launches from Baikonur will take place in August and September.

RCC "Progress": the next launches of rockets "Soyuz" from Baikonur will be held in August and September.

14:54 07.06.2022

MOSCOW, June 7 - RIA Novosti. The next launches of Soyuz rockets from the Baikonur Cosmodrome will take place in August and September this year, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the Progress Rocket and Space Center (RKC), where these rockets are manufactured.

"Further launches of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome are scheduled for August and September 2022," the press service said.

What spacecraft will be launched into orbit is not specified.

Earlier, the head of Roskosmos , Dmitry Rogozin , said that the rocket and space industry had set the goal of multiplying the Russian orbital constellation.

Later, he also noted that until the end of 2022, the Baikonur Cosmodrome expects "active work", and in general, the second half of the year will be "intensive" here.

https://ria.ru/20220607/soyuz-1793749262.html

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #20 on: 06/07/2022 02:25 pm »
Rocket manufacturer Soyuz to send employees to downtime at Baikonur.

Employees of the RCC "Progress" at Baikonur will go on idle from June 14 to July 17.

14:58 07.06.2022

MOSCOW, June 7 - RIA Novosti. On June 14, the Samara Rocket and Space Center (RCC) "Progress" will send employees of its Baikonur branch to a one-month downtime due to the fact that launches are planned only in August, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the RCC.

"By order of JSC" RCC "Progress" for employees of the Baikonur branch of the enterprise, a downtime period was introduced from June 14 to July 17, 2022," the report says.

"The decision to introduce downtime was made due to the lack of launch operations at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in June-July 2022. Payment for downtime due to the fault of the employer will be carried out in accordance with Article 157 of the Labor Code of the Russian Federation in the amount of 2/3 of the average wage," the press said. -service.

The next launches of Soyuz rockets from Baikonur are expected in August and September.

https://ria.ru/20220607/progress-1793750116.html


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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #21 on: 06/17/2022 10:22 am »
Soyuz MS-22 mission crew member Dmitry Petelin is seen while simulating the ride in space in a centrifuge to recreate the forces felt on launch and landing in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow, Russia.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1537734404977459202

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #22 on: 06/27/2022 10:19 am »
Soyuz MS-22 mission crew member Dmitry Petelin conducting the extravehicular activity in the Hydro Lab at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center..

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1541316455769051136

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« Reply #23 on: 07/06/2022 05:59 pm »
Soyuz MS-22 crew members  Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Petelin were "raised" in a pressure chamber to a height of 5,000 meters. They underwent another type of study when they were included in the crew and once again must pass 35-45 days before the flight into space.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1544733089363963904

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« Reply #24 on: 07/09/2022 10:34 am »
Soyuz MS-22 mission crew members Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin conducting the extravehicular activity in the Hydro Lab at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1545709979671228418

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #25 on: 07/09/2022 10:38 am »
The #SoyuzMS22 spacecraft, which had been in storage since December was reopened at the cosmodrome. Usually, Baikonur begins preparing the spacecraft before the manned launch 2.5 months.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1545595333962448896

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #26 on: 07/12/2022 10:05 am »
Soyuz MS-22 mission crew member Sergei Prokopiev conducting the extravehicular activity in the Hydro Lab at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1546768866662969344

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #27 on: 07/15/2022 07:42 pm »
Along with the Soyuz MS-22 issue

Crew-5 issue seems to be resolved:

That was quick:

https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1547930312490987521

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Breaking on @Reuters wire - Russia's space agency Roscosmos and NASA have officially signed a long-sought agreement on integrated crew flights, allowing Russians to fly on SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and American's to fly on Russia's Soyuz
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #28 on: 07/22/2022 01:03 pm »
Soyuz MS-22 mission crew member Sergei Prokopiev conducting the extravehicular activity in the Hydro Lab at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1547653041825779715

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #29 on: 07/25/2022 02:53 pm »
Roskosmos announced who will fly on Crew Dragon, in addition to Kikina.

Roskosmos: as part of cross flights on Crew Dragon, in addition to Kikina, Fedyaev will fly.

07/25/2022 04:51 PM (updated: 07/25/2022 04:57 PM)

MOSCOW, July 25 - RIA Novosti. In addition to Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina and US astronaut Francisco Rubio, Russian Andrey Fedyaev and American Laurel O'Hara fly to the ISS as part of the cross-flight agreement , Roscosmos reported on Monday.

"In accordance with the agreement, NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio will go to the ISS on September 21, 2022 on the Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-22, and Roscosmos cosmonaut  Anna Kikina - no earlier than September 29, 2022 on the American manned spacecraft Crew Dragon (crew- 5)," the state corporation said on its Telegram channel. "In the spring of 2023, NASA astronaut Laurel O'Hara is scheduled to fly on the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev on the Crew Dragon spacecraft (crew-6 mission)," Roscosmos said.

The agreement with NASA provides for three flights of Russian cosmonauts on American manned spacecraft and three flights of American astronauts on Russian manned spacecraft. Flights should take place in 2022-2024.

O'Hara trained last year in Russia with Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin.

https://ria.ru/20220725/kosmos-1804831280.html

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #30 on: 07/26/2022 10:21 am »
NASA astronauts @lunarloral and Francisco Rubio posed for portraits in Russia's Sokol Space suits. The cross flights are planned to be carried out in 2022-2024 twice a year.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1551817322595094529

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #31 on: 07/27/2022 10:11 am »
The ship "Soyuz MS-22" will be named after Tsiolkovsky.

The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, which will fly to the ISS on September 21, will be named after Tsiolkovsky.

11:43 27.07.2022

MOSCOW, July 27 - RIA Novosti. The next Russian manned spacecraft to fly to the International Space Station, the Soyuz MS-22, will be named after cosmonautics theorist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Roscosmos said on Wednesday .

"The manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-22, which is scheduled to be launched on September 21, 2022, will receive its own name - it will be named after the Russian scientist, inventor and founder of the theory of space exploration Konstantin Tsiolkovsky .

September 17 marks the 165th anniversary of his birth ", - stated in the message of the state corporation in Telegram. It is noted that the Soyuz-2.1a rocket itself, which will put the ship into orbit, will bear a portrait of Tsiolkovsky and the inscription "165 years since the birth of K.E. Tsiolkovsky."

Roskosmos recalled that naming the Soyuz has already become a tradition . So, in March 2022, the Soyuz MS-21, named after the chief designer of rocket and space technology Sergey Korolev , flew to the ISS , and in April 2011 and in April 2021, respectively, the Soyuz TMA-21 and Soyuz MS-18" was named after the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin .

https://ria.ru/20220727/soyuz-1805274210.html

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #32 on: 07/27/2022 03:47 pm »
NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio converses with NASA Astronaut @lunarloral while wearing a spacesuit in a mockup of an International Space Station airlock as part of his training for his upcoming mission.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1552158401534124037

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #34 on: 07/29/2022 08:44 am »
Here is a larger version.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #35 on: 07/29/2022 09:08 am »
Roscosmos State Corporation presents the emblem of the crew of the Soyuz MS-22 (Tsiolkovsky) manned spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on September 21, 2022.

The crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio. 

The emblem of the crew is made in the form of a circle. In its upper part, the call sign of the crew - "Altai" and the state flags of the countries participating in the flight are applied. In the same field below, the names of the participants of the 68th expedition to the ISS are entered. 

The top half of the emblem features a stylized image of the station. 

In the lower half is an image of the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft. Even lower is the name and serial number of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, the direction of flight of which is directed towards the ISS. Below it is an image of the Earth. The ISS is surrounded by three stars, corresponding to the number of crew members on the ship. 

The swan symbolizes the crew commander, Colonel of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation Sergei Prokopiev, who flew the Tu-160 aircraft during his military service. Among Russian pilots, the aircraft was called the "White Swan".

To the right of the three stars is a stylized image of a turtle, symbolizing the name of the 2017 astronaut set, Turtles, of which Francisco Rubio is a member.

Next to the swan there is a figure in the form of a sail, formed by three arcs of circles, the radii of which are proportional to the radii of the three celestial bodies: the Earth, Mars and the Moon. This is the emblem of recruitment to the Roscosmos cosmonaut corps, during which Dmitry Petelin was selected for the cosmonaut corps.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - September 2022
« Reply #36 on: 08/02/2022 09:56 am »
The crew of the Tsiolkovsky spacecraft flying to the ISS in September began to take exams

08/01/2022 18:45

On Monday, August 1, 2022, the commander and flight engineer of the prime crew of the Soyuz MS-22 (Tsiolkovsky) manned spacecraft, cosmonauts of the Roscosmos State Corporation Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, passed an exam on the Teleoperator simulator.

"Teleoperator" is designed to prepare crews for teleoperator control mode (TORU) of unmanned objects (cargo ship, station modules and other spacecraft) from the International Space Station in case of failure of the automatic system.

During the exam, the cosmonauts controlled the process of automatic mooring, identified an emergency situation and correctly parried it, switched to teleoperator control mode and manually docked the spacecraft to the required node. Each cosmonaut conducted four scenarios for receiving a cargo ship to different nodes of the ISS with the development of emergency situations in the TOR, including the failure of manual controls, the departure of the ISS image from the field of view of the TV camera and the failure of communication in the channel of the cargo ship.

The crew coped with the test "excellent" and showed extremely accurate "touch" parameters during docking. The skill of the cosmonauts was noted by the members of the examination committee during the analysis of the training.

The backup crew of the Soyuz MS-22 will have to undergo similar tests in the near future.

Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin are preparing for the 68th long-term expedition to the ISS. The crew, in accordance with the cross-flight agreement between Roscosmos and NASA, includes American astronaut Francisco Rubio. The launch of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft by the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for September 21, 2022.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 08/16/2022 10:37 pm »
Belated cross-post; the 2 orbit, 3 hours rendezvous apparently applies to both Soyuz MS-21 and 22:
https://www.roscosmos.ru/33753/
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In accordance with the flight schedule approved by the State Corporation Roscosmos under the Russian program of the International Space Station, two launches of the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome are planned in 2022. They will take place in the spring and autumn of this year.
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The flight of the manned spacecraft will take place according to the "superfast" two-turn rendezvous scheme. <snip>

The next manned launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for September 21 at 16:54 Moscow time. Its flight as part of the Russian segment of the station will last 188 days.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 08/19/2022 12:16 pm »
Cheburashka will fly into space for the second time in September.

Roskosmos: Cheburashka will fly into space for the second time in September.

15:01 19.08.2022

MOSCOW, August 19 - RIA Novosti. The weightlessness indicator of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, which will fly to the International Space Station in September, will be a figure of Cheburashka, the Roscosmos press service told reporters on Friday.

"The beloved cartoon character Cheburashka will become the toy-mascot of the new expedition to the International Space Station . In September 2022, he will go into orbit on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft as an indicator of weightlessness," the message says.

It is noted that the figurine itself will be handed over to the commander of the ship Sergei Prokopyev on August 24 in the Cosmonautics and Aviation pavilion at VDNKh.

Roscosmos reminded that Cheburashka will celebrate its 56th anniversary this year . In addition, the upcoming flight for him will not be the first in his life. Cheburashka flew into space as an indicator of weightlessness in 2016.

The zero gravity indicator is a small soft toy that spacecraft crews take with them. The toy begins to float in the ship's cabin when weightlessness sets in, which notifies the crew that the work of the rocket engines has been completed and the ship has entered orbit.

Together with Prokopyev and Cheburashka, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin and US astronaut Francisco Rubio will go to the ISS on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft .

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 08/22/2022 08:39 pm »
Expedition 67 Astronaut Frank Rubio Answers Media Questions Before Launch - Aug. 22, 2022


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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #40 on: 09/01/2022 10:46 am »
Soyuz MS-22 preflight press conference has begun:

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #41 on: 09/01/2022 02:55 pm »
The Interdepartmental Commission allowed the ISS crews to pre-launch preparation

09/01/202217:37

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at the Yu.A. Gagarin (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation), a meeting of the interdepartmental commission was held, which summed up the readiness for space flight of the main and backup crews of the ISS-68.

The commission included representatives of Roskosmos, TsPK, Rocket and Space Corporation Energia named after S.P. Koroleva, Federal Medical and Biological Agency and others.

The prime and backup crews reported on their readiness to carry out the flight program, and also thanked the specialists of the CTC and other organizations for their professionalism and the work done.

According to the conclusion of the commission, the crews of the 68th long-term expedition to the ISS are prepared for a space flight, the crews of the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft can proceed to the final stage of pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome, the Crew 5 crew members can proceed to the final stage of preparation for launch at American commercial ship Crew Dragon at the Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers.

ISS-68 prime crew:

Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Soyuz MS-22 commander, ISS-68 commander Sergey Prokopyev , Roscosmos (Russia);

test cosmonaut, Soyuz MS-22 flight engineer, ISS-68 flight engineer Dmitry Petelin , Roscosmos (Russia);

astronaut, Soyuz MS-22 flight engineer-2, ISS-68 flight engineer Frank Rubio , NASA (USA);

test cosmonaut, Crew 5 mission specialist, ISS-68 flight engineer Anna Kikina , Roscosmos (Russia).

Backup crew of ISS-68:

Hero of the Russian Federation, pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, Soyuz MS commander, ISS flight engineer Oleg Kononenko , Roscosmos (Russia);

test cosmonaut, Soyuz MS flight engineer, ISS flight engineer Nikolai Chub , Roscosmos (Russia);

astronaut, Soyuz MS flight engineer-2, ISS flight engineer Loral O'Hara , NASA (USA);

test cosmonaut, Crew 5 mission specialist, ISS flight engineer  Andrey Fedyaev , Roscosmos (Russia).

The launch of Soyuz MS-22 is scheduled for September 21, 2022, Crew Dragon - for October 3, 2022.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #44 on: 09/07/2022 03:57 pm »
Cosmonauts at Baikonur tried on the ship before the flight to the ISS

07.09.202218:06

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, the main and backup crews of the 68th long-term expedition to the International Space Station performed the first  “fitting”  of the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

In the assembly and test building of the 254th site, the cosmonauts tried on the Sokol-KV2 rescue suits and tested them for tightness, after which they checked the service equipment in the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, studied the flight program, got acquainted with the onboard documentation and those delivered to the ISS cargo. They also practiced dynamic operations and supervised stacking with equipment and materials.

In addition, the crews inspected the Progress MS-21 cargo ship, which is undergoing ground tests before launching to the station on October 26, 2022.

The main crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio. Their understudies are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub and NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-22 from the 31st site of Baikonur is scheduled for September 21, 2022. The ship is named K.E. Tsiolkovsky" in honor of the 165th anniversary of the birth of the founder of theoretical cosmonautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #45 on: 09/08/2022 02:51 pm »
The fueling of #SoyuzMS22 which launch is scheduled for September 21, began on Baikonur.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #47 on: 09/13/2022 05:39 pm »
Energia:
"At Baikonur, the preparation of manned transportation space vehicle (MPV) Soyuz MS-22 for the flight under the program of the 68th long-term expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) is nearing completion.

In accordance with the schedule of work in the assembly and testing facility at pad 254, a designer's inspection was conducted and final checks were made on Soyuz MS-22. Then S.P. Korolev RSC Energia specialists carried out technological operations to roll the head fairing, prepared the assembly and protection unit for the upcoming launch readiness inspection and finished placing the cargoes to be delivered into the spacecraft's habitat compartments. Spacecraft Soyuz MS-22 must deliver to the crew of the ISS sanitary facilities and medical monitoring, onboard documentation and expendable items of service equipment, clothing and personal belongings astronauts, food rations and fresh products, as well as stowages for scientific experiments Econ-M, Biofilm, Interaction-2, Biomag-M, MSC-2, FAGEN, Cardiovector, Cytomechanarium, and Reflex.

The main crew of the spacecraft includes Commander Sergei Prokopyev (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer-1 Dmitry Petelin (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer-2 Frank Rubio (NASA). Their doubles are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara. The launch of Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with Soyuz MS-22 is scheduled for September 21, 2022."

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #48 on: 09/14/2022 04:15 pm »
Frank Rubio and Dmitry Petelin planted their threes on #Baikonur today. This is one of the oldest - and most beautiful - traditions of the Soviet/Russian human spaceflights.

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« Reply #51 on: 09/15/2022 05:43 pm »
Energija:

"The space head module with Soyuz MS-22 transport manned spacecraft was transported to the general assembly of the space rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Today, the specialists of RSC Energia and specialized enterprises of Roscosmos completed a set of technological operations which involved loading and sending the spacecraft by rail to the mounting and testing facility of the launch vehicle at pad 31, where they prepared the main block for the assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a space rocket."

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« Reply #52 on: 09/16/2022 01:58 pm »
https://www.roscosmos.ru/38253/

On Friday, September 16, 2022, specialists from Roskosmos State Corporation companies performed general assembly of a Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft (K.E. Tsiolkovsky) in the assembly and test building at Site 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Technical management and the state commission then issued a statement that the rocket was ready to be removed and installed on the launch pad 31 on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2022. The crew includes members of the 68th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station - Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio.

The ship Soyuz MS-22 is named after Tsiolkovsky in honor of the 165th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist, inventor, and founder of the theory of space exploration. The head fairing of the rocket bears a portrait of the scientist and the inscription "165 years since the birth of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

The rocket is to carry to the station about 120 kg of payloads, including health and sanitary facilities and medical monitoring, on-board documentation and expendable items of service equipment, clothing items and personal belongings of cosmonauts, food rations and fresh food, as well as stowages for scientific experiments "Econ-M", "Biofilm", "Interaction-2", "Biomag-M", "MSC-2", "FAGEN", "Cardiovector", "Cytomechanarium" and "Reflex".

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #53 on: 09/17/2022 06:56 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-sets-tv-coverage-for-crewed-soyuz-mission-to-space-station

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MEDIA ADVISORY M22-132

NASA Sets TV Coverage for Crewed Soyuz Mission to Space Station

NASA will provide live coverage of key events as a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts launch and dock to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin will launch aboard the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:54 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 21 (6:54 p.m. Baikonur time). Coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on NASA Television’s Public Channel, the NASA app, and on the agency’s website.

NASA also will air continuous coverage of an Artemis I tanking test on NASA TV’s Media Channel beginning at 7:15 a.m.

Soyuz MS-22 launch and key events as well of coverage of the Artemis I tanking test will be available to watch online at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

After a two-orbit, three-hour journey, the Soyuz will dock to the space station’s Rassvet module at 1:11 p.m. About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open and the crew members will greet each other.

Once aboard station, the trio will join Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev, cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos, as well as NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin will spend six months aboard the orbital laboratory.

This will be Prokopyev’s second flight into space and the first for Rubio and Petelin.

Mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Wednesday, Sept. 21

9 a.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV’s Public Channel for 9:54 a.m. launch.

12:15 p.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV’s Public Channel for 1:11 p.m. docking.

3:30 p.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV for hatch opening and welcome remarks.

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At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio performs preflight checkouts in the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. Rubio is scheduled to launch with crewmates Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin Sept. 21 for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #54 on: 09/17/2022 10:20 pm »
Watch a @NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts launch to the space station live on NASA TV at 9:54am ET on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1571210360601862144

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #55 on: 09/18/2022 08:25 am »
https://www.roscosmos.ru/38237/

"On Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-22 (K.E. Tsiolkovsky) manned spacecraft was transported to the launch pad 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

By tradition, removal of the rocket from the assembly and testing facility began at 05:30 Moscow time (07:30 local time). After the rocket was placed in an upright position and the service columns were brought together at the launch site, a joint team of Roskosmos enterprises began preparations for the launch.

The launch of Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the ship Soyuz MS-22 is scheduled for September 21, 2022. The crew includes members of the 68th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station - Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio.

The ship Soyuz MS-22 is named after Tsiolkovsky in honor of the 165th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist, inventor, and founder of the theory of space exploration. The head fairing of the rocket bears a portrait of the scientist and the inscription "165 years since the birth of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

Thus, Roskosmos continues the tradition of naming Soyuz spacecraft. In March 2022, Soyuz MS-21, named in honor of Sergei Korolev, chief designer of rocket and space equipment, flew to the ISS, while in April 2011 and in April 2021, respectively, Soyuz TMA-21 and Soyuz MS-18 were named after the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin."

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #56 on: 09/18/2022 09:02 am »
A rocket with the ship "Tsiolkovsky" was installed at Baikonur

A rocket with the Tsiolkovsky ship was installed on the launch pad at Baikonur

07:16 09/18/2022 (updated: 09:46 09/18/2022)

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, September 18 - RIA Novosti. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, on which the Russians Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin with the American Frank Rubio will fly to the ISS, was taken out of the assembly and test building and installed on the launch pad at Baikonur, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

The rocket should be refueled a few hours before the launch, and the launch itself is scheduled for 16:54 Moscow time on September 21. The crew will reach the International Space Station in just over three hours. The total duration of the mission is expected to be 188 days - the return is scheduled for March 28, 2023.

A few days after Soyuz MS-22 docked with the station, the crew of the previous Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft will return to Earth - Russians Oleg Artemiev , Sergey Korsakov and Denis Matveev , who have been working on the ISS since March 18.

The current launch will be the first under the agreement between Roskosmos and NASA on cross-flights of Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts. In addition, on October 3, the American spacecraft Crew Dragon will depart for the ISS . Its crew will include NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Kassada, Japan's Koichi Wakata , and Russia's Anna Kikina . So far, the agreement provides for two more flights of Russian and American ships in 2023 and 2024.

Soyuz MS-22 received its own name "K. E. Tsiolkovsky" in honor of the legendary Russian and Soviet thinker and scientist, a pioneer of astronautics, whose 165th birthday is celebrated this year.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #57 on: 09/18/2022 09:04 am »
NASA delegation arrived at Baikonur.

Roscosmos announced the arrival of the NASA delegation to Baikonur.

10:15 09/18/2022 (updated: 10:41 09/18/2022)

MOSCOW, September 18 - RIA Novosti. A NASA delegation arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome before the first flight of an American astronaut on a Russian spacecraft in a year and a half, the Roscosmos press service told reporters on Sunday.

"The US delegation arrived in Baikonur to participate in the first cross-flight on the Soyuz spacecraft - these are NASA representatives and relatives of astronaut Frank Rubio," the message says.

It is specified that on September 18, members of the delegation were present at the removal of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle to the launch complex.

The first launch under the agreement between Roscosmos and NASA on cross-flights of Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts will take place on September 21. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket will launch the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft to the International Space Station , the crew of which includes Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as American Frank Rubio.

On October 3, a flight to the station of the American ship Crew Dragon is expected . NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Kassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian woman Anna Kikina will go to the ISS on it . So far, the agreement provides for two more flights of Russian and American ships with international crews in 2023 and 2024.

A few days after Soyuz MS-22 docked with the station, the crew of the previous Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft will return to Earth - three Russians Oleg Artemiev , Sergey Korsakov and Denis Matveev , who have been working on the ISS since March 18, 2022.

The last time an American flew on the Soyuz took place on April 9, 2021. Then NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei joined the Soyuz MS-18 crew.

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« Reply #59 on: 09/18/2022 09:53 am »
Soyuz 2.1a with #SoyuzMS22 has been rolled out on Baikonur this morning. On the fairing you can see an emblem of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Another remarkable moment is the old emblem of Roscosmos (not a Rogozin's star).

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« Reply #64 on: 09/19/2022 11:09 am »
Roscosmos being Roscosmos. Trying to intimidate or insult Ukraine! "1140 years to joining Kiev to Nocgorod". Pfthetic, @roscosmos.
@katlinegrey, your thought they are better now. @NASA, just for your information #roscosmos #nasa #WarInUkraine..

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #65 on: 09/19/2022 04:08 pm »
Rocket Launching New Station Crew Rolls Out to Kazakhstan Pad

Mark Garcia Posted on September 19, 2022

The rocket to launch the next crew to the International Space Station has rolled out to its launch pad and is counting down to its lift off in the middle of the week. Meanwhile aboard the orbiting lab on Monday, the Expedition 67 crew studied tele-robotics and fluid physics while preparing for the upcoming crew arrival and next week’s crew departure.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is preparing for his first spaceflight set to begin at 9:54 a.m. EDT on Wednesday when he launches to the station aboard the Soyuz MS-22 crew ship. He will be riding along with Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin, both from Roscosmos. The trio will dock to the Rassvet module less than three-and-a-half hours after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan beginning a six-month space station research mission.

Just over a week after the new crew’s arrival, three cosmonauts who have been on the station since March 18 will return to Earth. Station Commander Oleg Artemyev will board the Soyuz MS-21 crew ship with Flight Engineers Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, undock from the Prichal module, then reenter Earth’s atmosphere, and parachute to a landing in the steppe of Kazakhstan. The threesome spent Monday readying their launch and entry suits for the ride home, packing gear for loading into their Soyuz spaceship, and reviewing Soyuz undocking and descent procedures.

ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will take over as station commander from Artemyev before he departs during the traditional Change of Command ceremony. The leadership change will be seen live on NASA TV, the agency’s app, and its website at 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Back in space, NASA Flight Engineer Bob Hines spent his day peering at foam samples inside the KERMIT microscope to observe characteristics only possible in microgravity. The Foams and Emulsions study looks at how weightlessness affects microstructures and the dispersion of bubbles in liquid possibly expanding commercial opportunities both in space and on Earth.

Robotics activities are critical both inside and outside of the orbiting lab. With NASA and its international partners planning human missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond, researchers are also exploring the ability to control ground-based robots, also known as tele-robotics, from a spacecraft. NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Watkins powered up the Surface Avatar laptop computer on Monday morning and studied a variety of methods, such as haptic controls, user interfaces, and virtual reality, to command robot vehicles from long distances. Watkins later participated in a cognition test that seeks to measure a crew member’s ability to perform robotic activities in microgravity conditions.

NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren was next to participate in the robotics cognition study for the Behavioral Core Measures investigation that may inform future spacecraft and space habitat designs. Lindgren also spent the day on space station chores including servicing U.S. spacesuit parts and cleaning crew quarters. Cristoforetti focused on lab maintenance activities as well, inspecting biology research gear and replacing components on the station’s toilet, also known as the Waste and Hygiene Compartment.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #66 on: 09/19/2022 04:09 pm »
Who's going to space next?

NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio and two cosmonauts are set to launch to the @Space_Station on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Today, watch crew pre-launch activities and Soyuz MS-22 vehicle rollout at 4pm ET ..

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #67 on: 09/19/2022 04:10 pm »
The rocket to launch the next crew to the space station has rolled out to the launch pad counting down to a liftoff at 9:54am ET on Wednesday.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #68 on: 09/19/2022 07:57 pm »

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Is M15000-098 Soyuz's serial or just faring?
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Is M15000-098 Soyuz's serial or just faring?
Fairing !
Soyuz serial number C15000-051 (S15000-051)
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Soyuz serial number C15000-051 (S15000-051)
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« Reply #73 on: 09/19/2022 10:14 pm »
EXPEDITION 68 SPACE STATION CREW PREPARES FOR LAUNCH IN KAZAKHSTAN


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« Reply #74 on: 09/19/2022 10:17 pm »
EXPEDITION 68 SPACE STATION CREW’S SOYUZ ROLLS TO THE PAD


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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #75 on: 09/20/2022 10:05 am »
Tomorrow the collaboration between the US and Russia in terms of manned launches is resumed. The astronaut of the @NASA
Frank Rubio will fly on the #Soyuz ship . Likewise, in a few weeks the Russian Anna Kikina will fly in an American #Dragon .

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« Reply #76 on: 09/20/2022 10:17 am »
Ground teams at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan rolled a Soyuz rocket to its launch pad Sunday, moving a step closer to liftoff Wednesday with a team of two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut heading for the International Space Station.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #77 on: 09/20/2022 02:05 pm »
Cosmonauts Prokopiev and Petelin told what mascots will be taken to the ISS.

Prokopiev will take his grandson's cross to the ISS, Petelin will take his grandfather's talisman.

16:32 20.09.2022

BAIKONUR, September 20 - RIA Novosti. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev said that he would take his daughter's jewelry and grandson's cross with him on the flight so that they would remind him of his family while working on the International Space Station.

“First of all, these are my daughter’s jewelry and my grandson’s cross, these are the things that will warm my heart,” Prokopiev said at a pre-flight press conference.

He clarified that crews usually take personal belongings, photos of friends and relatives with them to the ISS.

His crewmate Dmitry Petelin decided to take with him the drawings of his eldest daughter, as well as a certain talisman with which his grandfather went through the Great Patriotic War.

American astronaut Frank Rubio will be taking Earth-reminiscent photographs and a few small things from his children that will "make a nice present" when he returns home.

Prokopiev said that experiments with a 3D printer have already begun at the station, but the main work will fall on his crew. The first results will be delivered to Earth by the crew of the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft , which is scheduled to return from the ISS on September 29.

Prokopiev was born on February 19, 1975. He became a grandfather in 2021.

The launch of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is scheduled for September 21 on a Soyuz-2.1a rocket from Baikonur . The flight to the ISS will take just over three hours, their mission in orbit should last 188 days.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #78 on: 09/20/2022 02:14 pm »
#SoyuzMS22 launch to the #ISS via #Roscosmos' #SoyuzMS atop #Soyuz2 rocket

Crew members:

Sergey Prokopyev
Dmitry Petelin
Francisco Rubio

https://twitter.com/_rykllan/status/1572225830914244610

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #79 on: 09/20/2022 04:15 pm »
Soyuz MS-22

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« Reply #80 on: 09/20/2022 04:48 pm »
The pre-flight press conference of #SoyuzMS22 main and backup crews has begun.

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« Reply #81 on: 09/20/2022 04:56 pm »
NASA astronaut Francisco "Frank" Rubio will join two Russian cosmonauts for launch Wednesday to the International Space Station. He's the first US crew member to fly on a Russian spacecraft since the signing of a "seat swap" agreement earlier this year.

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« Reply #83 on: 09/20/2022 06:24 pm »
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“I hope more than anything that I will serve as an example of somebody who tried.” -NASA Astronaut Frank Rubio.
Tomorrow, Rubio is set to launch to the @Space_Station.
Tune in on NASA TV for live coverage starting at 9 am ET: http://NASA.gov/live

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Astronaut Frank Rubio is set to launch on his first mission to the @Space_Station aboard a Soyuz rocket on Wed, Sept. 21 with crew members Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Liftoff is at 9:54am ET (13:54 UTC) - More 📷: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjA7tWs

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #86 on: 09/21/2022 08:38 am »
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« Reply #87 on: 09/21/2022 09:46 am »
The International Space Station is preparing for a shift change... Today we are waiting for a new crew!

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle, which will put the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft into orbit, is scheduled for 16:54 Moscow time from pad No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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« Reply #88 on: 09/21/2022 10:27 am »
T -4 hours for the Russian manned launch MS-22 with an astronaut from the @NASA and two of @roscosmos with destiny to the #ISS.

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Soyuz MS-22/68S: Soyuz commander Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitri Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio are now on board their spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan; liftoff remains on track for 9:54:49am EDT (1354 UTC); NASA TV coverage (public channel) begins at 9am EDT
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« Reply #91 on: 09/21/2022 12:30 pm »
The Soyuz MS-22 crew (the Russians Prokopyev and Petelin and the American Rubio) have been authorized by the state commission to take off:

https://twitter.com/Eurekablog/status/1572541411215675393

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« Reply #98 on: 09/21/2022 01:11 pm »
Acording Rob Navias, sunset scheduled 7 mn before liftoff.
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« Reply #103 on: 09/21/2022 01:22 pm »
Clamshell gantry service towers retracted.
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Launch minus 10 mn.
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Launch key inserted.
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« Reply #114 on: 09/21/2022 01:58 pm »
1st stage sep.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #117 on: 09/21/2022 02:07 pm »
SA and antennas deployment.
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« Reply #118 on: 09/21/2022 02:09 pm »
Coming up at NASA TV.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #119 on: 09/21/2022 02:31 pm »
Liftoff 13:54:49.531.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #122 on: 09/21/2022 04:18 pm »
Range about 23 km.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #123 on: 09/21/2022 04:20 pm »
New Crew Launching to Station Live on NASA TV

Mark Garcia Posted on September 21, 2022

NASA TV coverage now is underway for the launch of a crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:54 a.m. EDT (6:54 p.m. Baikonur time). Launch and docking activities will air live on NASA Television’s Public Channel, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

After a two-orbit, three-hour journey, the Soyuz will dock to the space station’s Rassvet module at 1:11 p.m. About two hours after docking, hatches between the Soyuz and the station will open and the crew members will greet each other.

Once aboard station, the trio will join Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev, cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos, as well as NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin will spend six months aboard the orbital laboratory. This will be Prokopyev’s second flight into space and the first for Rubio and Petelin.

While NASA is airing coverage of the launch, rendezvous, docking, and hatch opening of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft on NASA’s Television’s Public Channel, a concurrent Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will air only on the Media Channel. During all other times, the test will air on both the Public and Media Channels.

Soyuz-22 mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Wednesday, Sept. 21

9 a.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV’s Public Channel for 9:54 a.m. launch.

12:15 p.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV’s Public Channel for 1:11 p.m. docking.

3:30 p.m. – Coverage begins on NASA TV for hatch opening and welcome remarks.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/09/21/new-crew-launching-to-station-live-on-nasa-tv/

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #124 on: 09/21/2022 04:25 pm »
Obj. 53880 SOYUZ MS-22 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: September 23, 2022 UTC 20h31mn ± 24h

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« Reply #126 on: 09/21/2022 04:33 pm »
Range: 6 km.
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« Reply #127 on: 09/21/2022 04:35 pm »
Range: 5 km.
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« Reply #128 on: 09/21/2022 04:40 pm »
Under 3 km.
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« Reply #129 on: 09/21/2022 04:42 pm »
1st image from ISS camera.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #134 on: 09/21/2022 04:49 pm »
LIVE DOCKING - Rendezvous and docking of the Expedition 68 crew on Soyuz MS-22 to the ISS


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Range: 500 meters.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
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« Reply #138 on: 09/21/2022 04:57 pm »
Final approach  !
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« Reply #139 on: 09/21/2022 05:02 pm »
SSVP activation.
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« Reply #140 on: 09/21/2022 05:03 pm »
30 meters.
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« Reply #141 on: 09/21/2022 05:05 pm »
20 meters.
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« Reply #142 on: 09/21/2022 05:06 pm »
10 meters.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #143 on: 09/21/2022 05:07 pm »
CONTACT and CAPTURE ! (MRM-1 Rassvet docking port) at 17.06 UTC !
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« Reply #145 on: 09/21/2022 05:09 pm »
Probe retraction.
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« Reply #146 on: 09/21/2022 05:11 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1572634524382822401

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DOCKED! Soyuz MS-22 - carrying a crew of three - arrives at the ISS, around three hours after launch.

That sideways motion is fine. They will soon retract the probe and drive the hooks.

Overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2022/09/soyuz-…

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« Reply #147 on: 09/21/2022 05:13 pm »
Soyuz hooks closed, Safe Docking Mode.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #148 on: 09/21/2022 05:14 pm »
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin docked their Soyuz crew ship to the station's Rassvet module at 1:06 pm ET today.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1572634973512794116

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #149 on: 09/21/2022 05:15 pm »
Then, MRM-1 hooks closure.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #150 on: 09/21/2022 05:17 pm »
Next on NASA TV.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #151 on: 09/21/2022 05:33 pm »
A copy of the birch-bark letter found in Novgorod went into space.

A copy of a 14th-century birch-bark letter found in Novgorod went into space.

09/21/2022 19:57 (updated: 09/21/2022 20:01)

St. Petersburg, September 21 - RIA Novosti. A copy of a 14th-century birch bark document found in Veliky Novgorod went into space along with the Soyuz-2.1a rocket, which launched the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft into orbit on Wednesday, the press service of the government of the Novgorod region reported.

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket on Wednesday launched the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft flying to the ISS with two Russians and an American on board. The rocket was launched from Baikonur at 16.54 Moscow time. The journey to the ISS will take Sergei Prokopiev, Dmitry Petelin and Francisco Rubio just over three hours. The total duration of the mission should be 188 days. The return of the crew is scheduled for March 28, 2023.

“Together with the launch vehicle, a copy of birch bark charter No. 10, found at the Nerevsky excavation site in Veliky Novgorod, went into space. An ambassador without a path is coming to him, he himself is dumb, carrying an unwritten letter," the message reads.

According to the Novgorod authorities, scientists consider this text a riddle about Noah's ark.

Also, the third stage of the launch vehicle has additional symbols dedicated to the 1160th anniversary of the birth of Russian statehood and the 1140th anniversary of the annexation of Kiev to Novgorod.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Novgorod congratulated the Russians on the 1160th anniversary of the birth of Russian statehood. The head of state noted that Veliky Novgorod, Rurik's settlement, Staraya Ladoga , Izborsk - "all this is the cradle of Russia, the source of our civilization and our state, our culture, enlightenment."

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #152 on: 09/21/2022 06:07 pm »
ISS configuration, now...
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #153 on: 09/21/2022 07:33 pm »
ISS (Rassvet) hatch already open.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #154 on: 09/21/2022 07:36 pm »
Soyuz hatch open at 19:34 UTC..
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #155 on: 09/21/2022 07:38 pm »
Crew ingress (bu not video a this time).
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« Reply #156 on: 09/21/2022 07:40 pm »
And of (short) NASA TV coverage.
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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #157 on: 09/21/2022 07:44 pm »
On Roscosmos TV.

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« Reply #159 on: 09/21/2022 08:34 pm »
Launch photos posted by NASA

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« Reply #160 on: 09/21/2022 09:10 pm »
New Crew Enters Station and Begins Six-Month Mission

Mark Garcia Posted on September 21, 2022

The hatches between the International Space Station and the newly arrived Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft officially opened at 3:34 p.m. EDT. The arrival of three new crew members to the existing seven people already aboard for Expedition 67 temporarily increases the station’s population to 10.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin joined Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev, cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos, as well as NASA astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin will spend six months aboard the orbital laboratory.

Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov will return to Earth Sept. 29 on the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft, which is currently docked at the space station, for a parachute-assisted landing on the Kazakh steppe.

Expedition 67 astronauts Bob Hines, Kjell Lindgren, and Jessica Watkins of NASA and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) have been aboard since arriving April 27, 2022, on the SpaceX Dragon Freedom. Freedom and its crew are currently planned to return early-to-mid October.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #161 on: 09/21/2022 09:19 pm »
Docking!
 
The flight to the International Space Station followed a two-orbit scheme. The docking was performed automatically. Now we are waiting for Sergey, Dima and Frank on board. The red carpet has already been laid..

https://twitter.com/SergKorsakov/status/1572638878745477120

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #162 on: 09/22/2022 12:14 am »
CelesTrak has GP data for 2 objects from the launch (2022-116) of SOYUZ-MS 22 atop a Soyuz-2.1a rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Sep 21 at 1354 UTC:

https://twitter.com/TSKelso/status/1572705696017178624

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #163 on: 09/22/2022 07:06 am »
SciNew video of docking.

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #164 on: 09/22/2022 08:27 pm »
Couple of ascent plume photos from NASA

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #165 on: 09/23/2022 12:58 pm »
Update: obj. 53880 SOYUZ MS-22 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: September 24, 2022 UTC 01h37mn ± 5h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1573273532083085313

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #166 on: 09/24/2022 02:32 am »
Update: obj. 53880 SOYUZ MS-22 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: September 24, 2022 UTC 03h54mn ± 3h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1573374323666329600

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #167 on: 09/24/2022 02:33 am »
Update: obj. 53880 SOYUZ MS-22 SL-4 R/B decay prediction: September 24, 2022 UTC 02h45mn ± 2h

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1573444100929781760

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Re: Soyuz-2.1a - Soyuz MS-22 - 21 September 2022 (13:54 UTC)
« Reply #168 on: 09/25/2022 06:41 am »
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1573847400774615042

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The Soyuz rocket third stage from the Soyuz MS-22 launch reentered over the South Atlantic at 0248 UTC Sep 24.

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