March 14, 2019

On March 14, 2019 at 22:14 Moscow time, the launch vehicle “Soyuz-FG” with a “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft was launched from site № 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

At 22:23, the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft was regularly separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle in a near-earth orbit and continued its autonomous flight to the International Space Station under the guidance of specialists from the Russian Mission Control Center.

The “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft will be brought closer to the station and it will be approuched to the “Rassvet” small research module in an automatic mode, using a four-turn scheme.

The docking of the ship with the ISS is scheduled for March 15, 2019 at 04:07 Moscow time.

On board of the “Soyuz MS-12” are the members of the ISS-59/60 long-term expedition – Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.

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