The State Commission has decided: the rocket with the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft will be launched on March 23

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Russian cosmonaut, NASA astronaut and flight participant from Belarus will reach the ISS in two days

The Roscosmos press service reported that today, March 22, a meeting of the State Commission was held at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It examined the reasons for the emergency situation, as a result of which the launch procedure of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket was interrupted. with a manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-25». The ship carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, Belarusian flight participant Marina Vasilevskaya and NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson was supposed to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday, March 21, but right before the launch the launch was automatically canceled.

The head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, previously announced that the reason for the cancellation was a voltage drop in the chemical current source, and the next launch could take place on March 23. The State Commission actually decided to carry out the launch on the planned backup date — on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Ship «Soyuz MS-25» will reach the ISS using a two-day rendezvous scheme: docking is scheduled for March 25, at 18:10 Moscow time.

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The return to Earth of Oleg Novitsky and Marina Vasilevskaya together with the American astronaut Loral O'Hara is scheduled for April 6 on the Soyuz MS-24 ship. Tracy Dyson, in turn, is going to stay in space for 186 days, she will return only on September 23, along with cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub on the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft. 60~/p>

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