Soyuz MS-09 – WERENBACH AG

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Soyuz MS-09

Soyuz MS-09 was the name of a flight mission in which a Soyuz-series Russian spacecraft travelled to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 56 visit of a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS and the 138th flight in the Soyuz spacecraft.
Facts
Facts
Mission

Manned

On Board

Alexander Gerst, Sergey Prokopyev, Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor

Rocket type

Soyuz FG

Launch location

Kasachstan Kosmodrom Baikonur 45°57′54″N 63°18′18″E

Launch date

6th June 2018

Launch time

11:12:41 UTC

Launch

The Soyuz rocket is seen on the launch pad as the service structure arms are closed around it, Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA HQ

Before launch

Notable facts
Notable facts
Artificial Intelligence robot, CIMON

Soyuz Commander Sergei Prokopyev and fellow crewmembers Dr. Alexander Gerst and Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor launched on Soyuz MS-09 at 07:12 EDT (1112 UTC) on Wednesday, 6 June from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a two-day rendezvous with the Station. The new crew will be joined on the Station by the first space-flying Artificial Intelligence robot, CIMON.

Checks & Checkouts

On 20 May, the crew performed final Sokol launch and entry space suit fit checks and checkouts inside Soyuz MS-09. This was followed two days later on 22 May with the fueling of the spacecraft with propellant and compressed gases.

Stages

Stage I
Stage I
Altitude

46 – 85 km

Flight duration

1.58 min

Speed

5'616 km/h

Stage II
Stage II
Altitude

~169 km

Flight duration

4.48 min

Speed

13'680 km/h

Stage III
Stage III
Altitude

207 km

Flight duration

8.49 min

Speed

26'964 km/h

Docking

On board

Notable facts
Notable facts
Artificial Intelligence robot, CIMON

Known as the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, CIMON was developed by Airbus in cooperation with IBM. In short, CIMON is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will fly to space, is the size of a medicine ball, and weighs around 5 kg. CIMON will be brought up to the Station on the SpaceX CRS-15 mission, which is currently scheduled to launch in late June.

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Soyuz MS-09

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