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Upon arrival at the International Space Station on Saturday, the FEDOR is controlled by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and perform a number of tasks. The robot is scheduled to return to Earth early in the morning of 7th September.
The unmanned spacecraft Soyuz MS-1
Preliminary data show that a possible failure of the docking system may be behind the incident. Experts are currently examining the possibility of another docking attempt.
On Thursday Fedor was successfully launched on the Soyuz-2.1a launcher of the Baikonur Cosmodrome inside the Soyuz MS-14 vehicle. According to the boss of Roscosmos, the launch of Soyuz-2.1a, loaded with Soyuz MS-14 and robot Fedor, was much more difficult than a regular launch, as the rocket had mastered all the challenging tasks.
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