Russia Sets Dates for Return to Space Station


Russian space agency Roscosmos has set tentative launch dates for the next unmanned and manned missions bound for the International Space Station. The program had been on hold since an unmanned Progress cargo space craft failed to separate from its Soyuz-U carrier rocket and crashed back to Earth in Siberia in late August.

Roscosmos said it has found the source of the problem - a clogged fuel supply pipe in the Soyuz rocket. The next Progress launch is scheduled for October 30. Then if all goes as planned, a Soyuz manned mission will liftoff on November 12.

Source: planetdata.net

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