Soyuz Spacecraft Could Not Dock with the ISS
The Soyuz MS-14 transport manned spacecraft with the Fedor robot on board, which was supposed to dock at the International Space Station at 08:30, failed the mission. There is a violent reaction of users on the Internet due to another failure of Roscosmos. Note that the docking with the ISS was supposed to happen at 08:30, but something went wrong. Soyuz MS-14 approached the ISS, circled the station and “parked” in front of the mooring module, but then it was visible on the broadcast that the Kurs automatic docking system could not stabilize the ship and begin approaching the station. After that, the ship from a distance of 96 meters began to move away from the station and the broadcast stopped. Note that the Soyuz MS-14 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 6:38 on August 22, and the Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched it into orbit. This was the first launch of the Soyuz-2 rocket with the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft. Recall that on October 11, 2018, the Roskosmos company made an unsuccessful launch of the Soyuz rocket with astronauts on board. Takeoff took place at the Baikonur cosmodrome, from where astronauts Tyler Hague and Alexey Ovchinin were supposed to go to the ISS. The rocket took off from the ground, but after this an emergency occurred, the second stage lost its orientation and the engines turned off. The crew in the emergency capsule separated from the ship and landed safely near the take-off site. Both astronauts survived and did not need medical attention.