The "Soyuz MS-24" spacecraft, which launched from Baikonur, has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS)

18/09/2023 - 14:52

The spacecraft autonomously docked with the Mini-Research Module "Rassvet" of the Russian segment of the ISS, according to, citing Roscosmos.

The "Soyuz MS-24" has delivered approximately 120 kg of cargo to the ISS, including photographic and video equipment, data storage devices, onboard documentation, consumables, personal items for astronauts, food supplies, fresh products, and equipment for conducting various scientific experiments.- Roscosmos representatives state

The crew, consisting of cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub, and NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara, departed from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on September 15. According to the plan, the Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth on the "Soyuz MS-25" spacecraft in September 2024, while Loral O'Hara will return on the "Soyuz MS-24" spacecraft in March 2024.

Upon opening the hatches between the "Soyuz MS-24" spacecraft and the "Rassvet" module, they joined the long-term expedition crew, including Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin, and Konstantin Borisov, NASA astronauts Francisco Rubio and Jasmine Mogbeli, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, and JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa.

It's worth noting that in July 2022, Roscosmos and NASA signed a mutual flight agreement as part of the ISS program. This agreement ensures that in case of cancellation or significant delay in the launch of a spacecraft, at least one Russian cosmonaut and one NASA astronaut will be present on the ISS to service the Russian and American segments of the station.



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