Russia Launches Humanoid Robot Fedor Into Space For 1st Time
Daniyal Sohail 28 days ago Thu 22nd August 2019 | 09:10 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd August, 2019) Russia's humanoid robot Fedor was successfully launched into space inside the Soyuz MS-14 vehicle atop the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, the webcast on the Roscosmos website showed.
The rocket lifted off at 06:38 a.m. Moscow time (03:38 GMT) as planned.
Approximately eight minutes after the launch, Soyuz MS-14 was placed into the orbit, according to the webcast.
The spacecraft is now to fly to the International Space Station under the two-day scheme. It is expected to dock to the station at 08:30 Moscow time on Saturday.
Notably, during the launch, Roscosmos tested an emergency rescue system of Soyuz MS-14. The spacecraft was launched for an unmanned mission for testing interoperation between it and the new Soyuz-2.1a carrier for the first time ahead of future manned mission launches.