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Spacecraft "Soyuz" redocking to ISS.

ISS crew successfully undocked ship «Soyuz TMA-14» of the service module berth «Zvezda» and Docked his berthing compartment «Pierce». This was reported in the press release site Roscosmos.

Moving the ship was done in order to release the docking station module «Zvezda», which will need to receive the next cargo ship «Progress M-67». As part of the maneuver the ship away from the station for not more than 30 meters. Managed Operations Russian Gennady Padalka, American Michael Barrat and Japanese Koichi Vakata. In total, the operation took 15 minutes.

Recall that the 30 June 2009 from the International Space Station has undocked ship «Progress M-02M» (it was a pier at the «Pierce»). This ship, which belongs to the class of the new generation of devices with digital «filling», did not immediately flood. Is planned that he will run in orbit for two weeks, and then, on 12 July 2009, closer to the space station. After that, «Progress» flood.

Ship «Soyuz TMA-14» is on the role of the ISS lifeboat. In case of emergency, astronauts should it leave the station. Some time ago, the ISS crew was forced to flee to a spaceship from the fact that the station approached debris.


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