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The Russian Soyuz spacecraft with the android ‘Fedor’ manages to join the ISS

August 27, 2019


The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the first Russian space android, called Skybot F-850 or 'Fedor', which took off on August 22 from the Baikonur space base (Kazakhstan), has managed to connect to the International Space Station (ISS) .

“Coupling confirmed,” announced a member of the Russian Space Flight Control Center, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

This is the second attempt of coupling, after this Saturday the maneuver was suspended when the ship was at a distance of 99 meters from the IEE, after which it began to move away at a safe distance.

According to RIA Novosti sources, the failed coupling was due to a failure of the Kurs Russian automatic approach and hitch system.