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Russia launches a humanoid robotic on the Area Station tonight: watch reside

Russia launches a Soyuz spacecraft tonight (August 21) for a check flight to the Worldwide Area Station. It is possible for you to to observe the motion reside.

The mission is evident, however a humanoid robotic known as Skybot F-850 will occupy the headquarters of the commander. Skybot and his merry-go-round are anticipated to take off over a Soyuz 2.1a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:38 am. EDT (zero:38 GMT Aug. 22). You may watch it reside right here on Area.com, courtesy of NASA, or straight by the house company.

The Soyuz house shuttle normally transports astronauts to the outpost in orbit. However this theft goals to make sure that this model of the Soyuz rocket can launch folks safely – a job that Russia desires to begin doing subsequent spring.

"The Soyuz 2.1a booster, outfitted with a brand new digital flight management system and improved engines, replaces the Soyuz FG booster used for many years for launching crews in house," stated chargeable for NASA.

Russia's Skybot F-850 will launch a Soyuz house capsule on 21 August 2019 for the Worldwide Area Station.

(Picture credit score: Roscosmos)

"The Soyuz spacecraft could have an improved movement management and navigation system, in addition to an improved descent management system," they added.

That's the place Skybot F-850 is available in. The robotic will assist acquire knowledge on the flight, officers stated within the Russian house.

If all goes as deliberate, the Soyuz MS-14 probe will arrive on the outpost in orbit early Saturday morning (August 24), bringing in 1,450 kilos. (660 kg) of cargo to the crew members up there. The Soyuz will stay on the station for 2 weeks, then depart for a return to Earth on September 6, NASA officers stated.

This is not going to be the primary mission of the Worldwide Area Station for Soyuz 2.1a. The rocket has launched unprepared Russian Progress shipments to the lab in orbit, NASA officers stated.

Here’s a Russian video of Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin concerning the Skybot F-850.

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