Soyuz MS-12 Separates From Carrier Rocket, Heads To ISS

Soyuz MS-12 Separates From Carrier Rocket, Heads to ISS

The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft with a new crew of the International Space Station has successfully separated from the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket and is headed for orbital outpost after the launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a Sputnik correspondent reported

BAIKONUR COSMODROME (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) The Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft with a new crew of the International Space Station has successfully separated from the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket and is headed for orbital outpost after the launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived unscathed the aborted launch in October 2018, as well as NASA astronaut Christina Koch, are on board the Soyuz piloted spacecraft.

"The separation of the ship from the third stage of the launch vehicle is conformed," the announcer at the launch pad said.

The docking with the ISS is scheduled for 04.07 a.m. Moscow time (01:07 GMT) on March 15.

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