Russian space corporation Roscosmos said on Wednesday that it will send a new spacecraft to bring some of the crew members of the International Space Station back to Earth. Russia has taken this decision due to the damage to the crew members’ vehicle.
Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Patelin and US space agency ‘NASA’ astronaut Frank Rubio reached the space station in September aboard the Soyuz MS-22 vehicle and plan to return to Earth through the same vehicle. However, last month there was a leakage of ‘coolant’ (coolant) from the vehicle.
Will be sent on February 20
The head of ‘Roscosmos’, Yuri Borisov, told reporters that after assessing the situation and consulting with NASA, Russia has decided that on February 20, the crewless vehicle ‘Soyuz MS-23’ will be sent to the space station. Will go so that the three astronauts can return to Earth with its help. Earlier, ‘Roscosmos’ had planned to send this vehicle in March. Borisov said that ‘Soyuz MS-23’ will also deliver some essential goods to the International Space Station.