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The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome

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Today, April 9, 2021, another crew left for the ISS. The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. This is reported by Roskosmos.


The launch vehicle took place at 10:42 Moscow time. time. from the 31st site of the Baikonur cosmodrome. The rocket was launched normally. After the estimated time, at 10:51, the manned spacecraft separated from the third stage of the rocket, entered orbit and began to move towards the ISS.

The rapprochement with the station will follow a short two-turn scheme and will take approximately 3,5 hours. The spacecraft docking with the ISS is scheduled for 14:08 Moscow time. time. April 9th. The ship will be docked to the Dawn module.

The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, named Yu.A. Gagarin in honor of the first Soviet cosmonaut, will deliver to the station a new crew consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky (3rd flight), Pyotr Dubrov (1st flight ) and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai (2nd flight).

The new crew will spend quite a long time at the station. It is planned that Novitsky will return to Zelmya in 191 days, and Dubrov and Wande Hai - almost a year later. Such a schedule is associated with a large amount of planned work, as well as the upcoming filming on board the ISS of episodes of a new Russian feature film about space. For this, an actor or actress will be delivered to the station, currently undergoing selection at Roscosmos.
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  1. slipped
    slipped April 9 2021 12: 30
    +16
    "Well, as they say, let's go!" ©

    1. xorek
      xorek April 9 2021 12: 41
      +12
      somehow all this is mundane and "our media" keep quiet, well, a short report .. Well, that's right, if the United States or the "genius" mask .. then they would repeat 100 times about the great launch ..
      It's a simple working start and no show ..! Everything is in the normal mode and took the amers with them)))) Thank you guys, you work well !!!!
      1. slipped
        slipped April 9 2021 12: 43
        +14
        Startup infographics

        1. Machito
          Machito April 9 2021 13: 29
          +2
          He said: Let's go. And washed it down with water. drinks laughing
          For Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin. drinks
          Actor Steklov was preparing for the filming of a feature film in orbit very seriously, but unfortunately the project did not take place. Good luck to Russian cinema. Prosit. Skoll. Chin-chin. drinks
      2. donavi49
        donavi49 April 9 2021 13: 05
        +2
        4 people fly to Musk in 2 weeks.


        And in general, in vain, Korsakov was written off from the ship. The Americans got excited there and threw money to Rogozin. As a result, according to the plan, Crew-2 arrives at the ISS - the entire crew takes pictures, then Crew-28 flies home on April 1. Moreover, the alternative dates are 12 and 26 May. That is, they have a serious overlap there.

        They redocked the Dragon to receive the new ship.


        In general, the last 2 weeks of April will be very busy:
        Crew-2 to ISS
        Pack of 36 OneWeb
        A large military satellite on the most expensive missile in the world - Delta Heavy.

        Tianhe is the heaviest lump load of 22 tons in recent years.

        1. xorek
          xorek April 9 2021 13: 43
          +3
          Quote: donavi49
          4 people fly to Musk in 2 weeks.

          They look like Pokemon in these costumes .. Well, good luck to them all the same hi
        2. Vadim237
          Vadim237 April 9 2021 16: 34
          0
          The latest photos are the first module of the Chinese new orbital station.
          1. slipped
            slipped April 9 2021 19: 37
            +5
            Quote: Vadim237
            The latest photos are the first module of the Chinese new orbital station.


            It is called basic and has the name "Tianhe". In fact, it is the same as the Zvezda module from the ISS, only slightly increased in length. Its size is such because of the slightly higher energy of the Great March-5B rocket in comparison with the analogue Proton-K, which previously produced both Zvezda and BB DOS-6 (Mir).
      3. Infinity
        Infinity April 9 2021 13: 30
        +8
        Quote: xorek
        somehow all this is mundane and "our media" keep quiet, well, a short report .. Well, that's right, if the United States or the "genius" mask .. then they would repeat 100 times about the great launch ..
        It's a simple working start and no show ..! Everything is in the normal mode and took the amers with them)))) Thank you guys, you work well !!!!
        hi I watched live! It seems not for the first time - still exciting! good At the same time, the quality of the official (the rest is not very good, especially on "Russia 24") broadcast is very high, with the appropriate design - and rightly so, let them be brighter! Some will call this show - well, let it draw the attention of ordinary people to space. Therefore, I always support "bright broadcasts" (but within reason) as if ours or Western. And it is especially important to attract the attention of children and young people. They do not need dry numbers and reports yet, but it is very important to give interest in astronautics and science!

        As for the media. They always write news about such events, another thing is that there is no hype, since the event has long been "everyday". Although launching any launch vehicle is long and difficult. When the "Eagle" will be launched, there will be noise, just like when the first Crew Dragon was launched. The same is about I. Mask, since he was mentioned. The 23rd batch of Starlink satellites flew the other day. This was the 113th launch of the Falcon 9, the first stage was used 7 times. And there was silence. This is already an "everyday launch". But for an example of the work of "noise" and the reaction of society on the same project: the news of the completion of the Starlink beta test and its transition to the "open phase", as well as an increase in speed to 200 mb / s, caused noise, since this is a transition of the project to a new stage, in contrast to the "quiet" launch of a new batch.
        1. FIR FIR
          FIR FIR April 9 2021 14: 03
          +1
          Quote: Infinity
          And it is especially important to attract the attention of children and young people. They don't need dry numbers and reports yet, but it is very important to give interest in astronautics and science!

          I support! The country needs dreamers and dreamers (what if at least a hundredth of their fantasies come true), not qualified consumers.
        2. donavi49
          donavi49 April 10 2021 09: 12
          +2
          broadcasts are very high, with appropriate design


          Quite low. Above the Chinese


          Here is MS-18


          Well, here are the industry leaders, especially 22 minutes wink




      4. FIR FIR
        FIR FIR April 9 2021 13: 59
        0
        Quote: xorek
        somehow all this is mundane and "our media" keep quiet

        They are silent about what to be proud of, but what to keep quiet about (all sorts of outcasts, criminals) trumpet everything.
        Today, April 9, 2021, another crew left for the ISS.

        Good luck!
    2. Civil
      Civil April 9 2021 13: 24
      -4
      We can still, the Union is our everything.
  2. Alexga
    Alexga April 9 2021 12: 31
    +9
    Well done! Watched live
    1. slipped
      slipped April 9 2021 13: 01
      +13
      Quote: AlexGa
      Well done! Watched live


      Not only you, the astronauts who are working on the ISS now also watched laughing

  3. Andre___86
    Andre___86 April 9 2021 12: 38
    .
    A movie in space? I hope not another in ... p about evil chekists?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 April 9 2021 13: 09
      -2
      Building 2 on the ISS. There will be a reality show + a film will be edited as a result.


      The Yankees will also be filming. Cruz seems to have found $ 200 million and will fly with the operator.
      1. Andrey Korotkov
        Andrey Korotkov April 9 2021 16: 29
        0
        Quote: donavi49
        Building 2 on the ISS. There will be a reality show + a film will be edited as a result.


        The Yankees will also be filming. Cruz seems to have found $ 200 million and will fly with the operator.

        The Russian girl will presumably be sent in October 2021 for 12 days, there will be a change of ISS crews, good luck to our good
      2. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 9 2021 16: 32
        +1
        The first channel is a guarantee of a garbage can.
  4. Nastia makarova
    Nastia makarova April 9 2021 12: 42
    +6
    Well done !!! Congratulations
    1. xorek
      xorek April 9 2021 13: 45
      -4
      Quote: Nastia Makarova
      Well done !!! Congratulations

      And I do you too .. love
  5. mikstepanenko
    mikstepanenko April 9 2021 12: 44
    +1
    Close approach and 3,5 hours, two revolutions .... We would learn from the Americans how they flew to the moon. They took off and docked immediately. Without a docking station, without orientation engines, without making calculations (there was nothing, not the same props that they called the on-board computer). It's a pity that all these achievements were lost and forgotten immediately after the "flights".
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 9 2021 13: 11
      +3
      Soviet engineers, khe khe
      October 30 1967 For the first time in the world, an automatic docking of spacecraft in near-earth orbit was carried out. Then the flight of Kosmos-188 from launch to docking with Kosmos-186 (unmanned versions of a Soyuz-type spacecraft) took 1 hour 8 minutes.
  6. Sergey269
    Sergey269 April 9 2021 12: 46
    -5
    It is planned that Novitsky will return to Zelmya

    To Earth - yes! We are waiting with impatience and joy. Alas, they will not return to Zelmya, they do not have the coordinates of such a planet. Author, can you correct their return to the planet you indicated? Alternatively, repeat the rules of calligraphy and spelling. Tired of reading "upshibki" on the pages of a respected site.
    1. Sergey269
      Sergey269 April 9 2021 14: 30
      +1
      I don’t understand, the disadvantages are the encouragement of the author’s illiteracy, disrespect for readers and the Russian language in general? Previously, they worried about the place of the comma in the sentence ... And here the author calls the planet Earth Zelmey ...
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon April 9 2021 18: 30
        +1
        Quote: Sergey269
        I don't understand, the disadvantages are the encouragement of the author's illiteracy

        Anyone can have typos, but there are downsides for inflating an elephant from a fly and a mentor's tone.
        1. Sergey269
          Sergey269 April 9 2021 21: 35
          -1
          Everybody has typos, But .. When you make money, alas - this is nonsense. The author received a fee for the article. Is everyone happy? Me not. When the tailor sewed the buttons on your jacket (tunic, frock coat) for a client without matching all the parameters, will you be satisfied? During my service, I had a chance to take a direct part in events that are related to the solution of the assigned tasks, tasks on which the life (fate) of many depended. I am alive, my subordinates, saved people. The hackneyed saying will cure you of mine, as you designated the "mentor tone" - "Minesweeper is mistaken once" (I'll make a reservation right away, I don't quite agree with her), But the habit of not controlling your actions, the hope that "maybe it will pass" does not lead to positive results. It is not necessary to consider visitors to a site respected by many "just visitors, and so it will give a ride." You need to earn money with dignity!
  7. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart April 9 2021 13: 09
    +5
    Actually, an ordinary event. A long-spent rocket sends a long-spent spacecraft to a long-spent station in orbit for long-established missions. This is called RUTINA. I was surprised that Roskosmos is going to organize some kind of shooting, this is rather curious, but it also has practically nothing to do with issues of scientific use.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 9 2021 16: 38
      -1
      On the subject of scientific benefits, Roskosmos is to send an upgraded Science module to the Luna 25 station in October and the Spectrum UV space telescope in December in the summer.
      1. slipped
        slipped April 9 2021 19: 44
        +2
        Quote: Vadim237
        On the subject of scientific benefits, Roskosmos is to send an upgraded Science module to the Luna 25 station in October and the Spectrum UV space telescope in December in the summer.


        The Space Astrophysical Observatory Spektr-UF will go into space in 2025 from the Vostochny cosmodrome, since the Angara-A5 launch vehicle will be used as a carrier for it, as well as due to delays in financing and equipment supplies. Today, Japan has also joined the Russian-Spanish project.

        In addition, the scientific satellites "Ionosphere" will go into space this year.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 April 9 2021 21: 00
          0
          So all the attention is paid to the John Web telescope - it's very bad that in Russia over the past 20 years nothing similar has been created.
          1. slipped
            slipped April 9 2021 21: 06
            +1
            Quote: Vadim237
            So all the attention is paid to the John Web telescope - it's very bad that in Russia over the past 20 years nothing similar has been created.


            In Russia, they created, successfully launched and put into operation Radioastron and Roentgen-Gamma. In the United States, there will not be such instruments for another 20 years.
  8. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov April 9 2021 15: 25
    +1
    ***
    He said let's go, he waved his hand,
    As if along the Piterskaya, Piterskaya
    Swept over the Earth ...
    ***
  9. slipped
    slipped April 9 2021 19: 48
    +3
    Opening hatches:



    Meanwhile, another batch of Oneweb satellites arrived at the Vostochny cosmodrome.



    The launch is scheduled for April 25th.
  10. zwlad
    zwlad April 9 2021 22: 25
    +2
    It's good that it's regular.