четверг, 26 сентября 2019 г.

Soyuz Spacecraft With Three Crewmates Docks to Orbiting Lab


ROSCOSMOS — Soyuz MS-15 Mission patch.


September 25, 2019


NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) docked to the International Space Station at 3:42 p.m. EDT.



Image above: The camera on the rear port of the Zvezda service module captures the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft approaching for a docking. Image Credit: NASA TV.


The new crew members will be greeted by station commander Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, NASA astronauts Christina Koch, Nick Hague, Andrew Morgan, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov.



Soyuz MS-15 docking

During Expedition 61, crew members will install new lithium-ion batteries for two of the station’s solar array power channels through a series of spacewalks. Later in the expedition, spacewalkers are scheduled to upgrade and repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a key science instrument housed outside the station to study dark matter and the origins of the universe.


NASA TV coverage will begin at 5 p.m. for the hatch opening at 5:45 p.m.


Related article:


Soyuz Rocket Blasts Off to Station With Multinational Crew
https://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.com/2019/09/soyuz-rocket-blasts-off-to-station-with.html


Related links:


Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html


NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/live


Expedition 60: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition60/index.html


Expedition 61: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition61/index.html


International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html


Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia/NASA TV/SciNews.


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