UPDATED 12:44 a.m. ET Sep 2, 2015: The 3 crewmembers had a successful launch and are now on their approach to a International Space Station. The new residents should make it to a Space Station on Friday.
— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) September 2, 2015
Three new crewmembers are starting their two-day outing to a International Space Station in a diminutive hours of Wednesday morning.
Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, National Space Agency of a Republic of Kazakhstan cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov and European Space Agency wanderer (and first-ever Danish astronaut) Andreas Mogensen are scheduled to launch to a hire from a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan during 12:37 a.m. EDT, 10:37 a.m. internal time in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Volkov, Aimbetov and Mogensen will launch to a hire in their Russian-build Soyuz booster atop a Soyuz rocket, and if all goes according to plan, they should arrive during a hire on Sept. 4.
Recently, it has usually taken about 6 hours for many crews to strech a hire after launch; however, a 3 residents rising Wednesday will take a small longer to strech a orbiting outpost. This change in moody trail is required given goal controllers indispensable to boost a station’s circuit progressing this summer to equivocate potentially attack a square of space debris, Russian state media said.
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— Andreas Mogensen (@Astro_Andreas) September 1, 2015
Mogensen and Aimbetov will usually be on a Space Station for about one week before drifting behind to Earth with stream hire crewmember Gennady Padalka. Usually, residents stay on a hire for about 6 months before going behind home, though a one-week outing done some-more clarity with these dual astronauts’ schedules and those already on a station. (Volkov will sojourn on a hire for a common six-month mission.)
This goal will symbol Mogensen and Aimbetov’s initial moody to space.
Volkov, Mogensen and Aimbetov’s attainment on a hire will move a series of people vital and operative on a ISS adult to nine, some-more people than have been on a hire during one time given Nov 2013, NASA said.
You can watch a launch live directly by NASA. The space group will atmosphere a live feed of a rocket launch on NASA TV starting Tuesday during 11:45 p.m. EDT.
The 3 new residents will join Padalka, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren, Japanese wanderer Kimiya Yui and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Oleg Kononenko.
Kelly and Kornienko are spending a full year on a Space Station so that scientists can learn some-more about how a physique changes during a long-duration spaceflight. This kind of investigate is useful in that NASA hopes to one day send people to Mars, a goal that would take good over one year.
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