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Soyuz spacecraft with Russian humanoid robot Fedor aboard can not dock with ISS as planned – video



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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

4 with the Russian humanoid robot FEDOR, also known as the Skybot F-850, could not dock with the International Space Station. On Saturday, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the mission control center. The spaceship approached the station, came within 100 yards, hovered and then began to retreat to a distance of 102 meters.

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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