Russia launches new Soyuz capsule to replace leaky spacecraft on the space station

Russia launches new Soyuz capsule to replace leaky spacecraft on the space station

Russia launches new Soyuz capsule to replace leaky spacecraft on the space station

The Russian space agency will launch an empty Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station in February to replace a damaged spacecraft that cannot safely return its crew of three to Earth, NASA and Russian space officials said on Wednesday (January 11).

The new Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 20 to replace the ailing Soyuz MS-22 capsule on the station, which suffered a coolant leak on December 14 after being hit by a probable Micrometeoroids had been hit NASA and Russia’s Roskosmos agency said.

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