"Union" with "Fedor" on board predicted flooding

The further fate of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) robot on board will depend on how successful attempts to reconnect will be.




According to the expert in the field of astronautics, Ivan Moiseev, there will be enough fuel on board the spacecraft for about a week, after which, if the docking with the ISS does not take place, it will have to be flooded. It is reported Interfax.

The specialist explained that being in the ISS, Soyuz can work for a long time, but outside the station, and taking into account active maneuvering for a second attempt to dock, its fuel reserves and engine life will not be enough for a long time.

Ivan Moiseev believes that the emergency is caused by an unfinished new docking system. At the same time, he noted that problems with it had arisen earlier, but they were not completely eliminated by the developers.

Currently, the MCC and the ISS crew are jointly preparing for the second docking attempt, which is scheduled for morning on August 26.

Recall that the creation of the anthropomorphic rescue robot FEDOR was launched in 2014 by order of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and cost 300 million rubles.
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  2. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 25 August 2019 11: 31
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    Ivan Moiseev believes that the emergency is caused by an unfinished new docking system. At the same time, he noted that problems with it had arisen earlier, but they were not completely eliminated by the developers.

    And yet they started ... maybe ... - this "unfortunate fruit" of five years of work, which cost 300 million rubles (most likely, much more). Well ... - smartly ...
  3. Oleg RB Offline
    Oleg RB (Oleg) 25 August 2019 12: 49
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    Instead of actually dealing with space, they play in the sandbox with PR.
  4. Anchonsha Offline
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 26 August 2019 09: 38
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    Ooh, our Fedor is alive and will continue to serve. Docked the Union by hand and all the spiteful critics showed a fig. How can purchased bulkheads blow up a fire on simple failures in the space industry (well, there are not enough specialists there now), and how to set fire to the entire wooded part of Siberia in its malice because of Putin and the desire to prolong the theft of the forest.
    1. YATWIAG. BY Offline
      YATWIAG. BY (Cheslav) 26 August 2019 11: 49
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      It turns out that they are setting fire to the forest in Siberia?))) Wow ... who would have thought. The time has come for storytelling stories ...)))
      1. Joe Cook Offline
        Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 26 August 2019 17: 27
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        Yes, they can’t do anything at all. Jump only.
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    YATWIAG. BY (Cheslav) 26 August 2019 14: 22
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    Do not fly, so take a swim ...)))