3 Russian cosmonauts arrive at space station after 3.5-hour orbital chase (video)

Home News Spaceflight A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three cosmonauts approaches the International Space Station on March 18, 2022. (Image credit: NASA TV) Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station today (March 18), wrapping up a brief orbital chase.A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov docked with the…

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three cosmonauts approaches the International Space Station on March 18, 2022.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three cosmonauts approaches the Global Home Jam on March 18, 2022. (Image credit: NASA TV)

Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the Global Home Jam nowadays (March 18), wrapping up a short orbital high-tail.

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov docked with the converse’s fresh Prichal module at 3: 12 p.m. EDT (1912 GMT) as both autos had been flying over jap Kazakhstan.

The meetup occurred decrease than 3.5 hours after the Soyuz launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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The hatches between the Soyuz and the converse opened at 5: 48 p.m. EDT (2148 GMT), allowing the three cosmonauts to meet their crewmates on the orbiting lab. 

Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov are the major all-cosmonaut crew to grab off since 2000, when Sergei Zalyotin and Aleksandr Kaleri flew the closing mission to Russia’s Mir dwelling converse. Cosmonauts appreciate flown many missions since then, after all, but except nowadays they had continuously shared their spacecraft with a authentic astronaut from one more nation, or with a dwelling vacationer.

Artemyev, Matveev and Korsakov are scheduled to defend aboard the converse except September. The three inexperienced persons are joining seven folks on the orbiting lab: cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, Matthias Maurer of the European Home Agency and NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and Designate Vande Hei.

Shkaplerov, Dubrov and Vande Hei will not be going to defend in orbit for for a long way longer, nonetheless; the trio will return to Earth aboard a Soyuz on March 30. This agenda will withhold despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the increased geopolitical tensions it has spawned, NASA officers appreciate talked about, stressing that Global Home Jam operations are persevering with as traditional.

The dwelling converse will rating but extra pals soon. On April 3, SpaceX plans to originate the Ax-1 mission, which is in a attach to send four personal voters to the orbiting lab for an eight-day defend. And Elon Musk’s firm is scheduled to originate the Crew-4 astronaut mission for NASA on April 19.

Editor’s sign: This fable changed into once up-to-the-minute at 5: 53 p.m. EDT (2153 GMT) on March 18 with files of hatch opening.

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Michael Wall is a Senior Home Creator with Home.com and joined the group in 2010. He basically covers exoplanets, spaceflight and navy dwelling, but has been recognized to dabble in the dwelling artwork beat. His book about the peep alien life, “Out There,” changed into once printed on Nov. 13, 2018. Ahead of becoming a science creator, Michael labored as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor’s stage from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificates in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To search out out what his most fresh project is, you’re going to be in a attach to follow Michael on Twitter.