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The Soyuz spacecraft undergoes new tests before it is launched to the space station


The Roscosmos Foundation announced that the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft is currently undergoing additional tests, in preparation for its launch to the International Space Station. -23 Russian satellite, and the same vehicle had also undergone tests to verify the functioning of its entire electronic and electrical systems.

And according to the “RT” website, the statement added: “The Soyuz MS-23 vehicle is supposed to be launched on an unmanned flight towards the International Space Station on February 20, to return from the station with some astronauts on board, and on February 9 we also plan to launch The MS-22 Progress cargo vehicle is heading towards the station.

The head of the “Ross Cosmos” Foundation, Yuri Borisov, had indicated that the two Russian astronauts, Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petilin, and NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio, who are currently aboard the International Space Station, will not return to Earth aboard the “Soyuz MS-22” spacecraft. docked with the station, which had suffered damage to the cooling systems, but will be returned to Earth aboard the “Soyuz MS-23” vehicle, which is supposed to be launched towards the station on February 20.

And “Ross Cosmos” announced on December 15 that the “Soyuz MS-22” spacecraft docked with the International Space Station had suffered damage to its cooling systems as a result of an external factor, and after analyzing the technical condition data of the vehicle, the Corporation recently decided to return the vehicle to Earth without astronauts. And that the astronauts who went on board to the station will return to Earth aboard the Russian “Soyuz MS-23”.

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