September 26, 2013

Soyuz-FG booster with new ISS crew onboard Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft was launched from №1 launchpad (“Gagarin launch”) of Baikonur spaceport.

The crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins.
At 01.08 Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft successfully separated from Soyuz-FG booster third stage, – Roscosmos representative reported.

Soyuz TMA-10M docked with the ISS in automatic mode at 06.59 Moscow time, September 26. New mission as well as two previous missions went to the station according to the short six-hours rendezvous scheme. Earlier all Soyuz spacecrafts went to the ISS according to the two-days scheme.

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