The spacecraft Soyuz MS new ISS crew successfully went into orbit from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This writes UNIAN.
The launch of the rocket took place at 4:36 local time. Approximately 9 minutes after launch the spacecraft separated from the rocket, went into orbit and took a course to the ISS.
The spacecraft Soyuz MS will be docked to the Russian segment of the ISS on July 9 at 7:12 local time. The ship should deliver to the International space station the new crew of the next expedition.
The expedition comprises Russian Anatoly Ivanishin, American Kathleen Rubens and Japanese Takuya Onishi. For Rubens and Onishi this is the first space flight. Ivanishin flew into space for the second time – the first time he had been in orbit in 2011-2012 and spent 165 days.
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