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After arriving at the International Space Station on Saturday, FEDOR will be controlled by Russian-language astronaut Alexander Skvortsov and perform a number of tasks. The robot is scheduled to return to Earth in the early hours of September 7th.
The advanced Soyuz MS-1
Preliminary data indicate that a possible failure of the docking system may be behind the incident. Experts are currently exploring the possibility of another jump attempt.
On Thursday, Fedor was successfully launched into space inside a Soyuz MS-14 vehicle on a Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle from Baikonur Space Station. According to Roscosmos, the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a, loaded with the Soyuz MS-14 and the Fedor robot, was much more difficult than the regular launch, noting that the missile had succeeded with all the challenging tasks.
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