Lander spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” landed in Kazakhstan

Lander spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” landed in Kazakhstan

Moscow. 20 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — the Lander manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” in the living compartment of which in August was discovered a drilled hole, with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyeva, NASA astronauts the the up a major Union-Chancellor and ESA Alexander Gershom, 8:02 Moscow time successfully landed in Kazakhstan, the correspondent of “Interfax” from the mission control Center.

“There is a landing”, — said the speaker broadcast at MCC.

The crew landed Southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan, the landing site has sent search and rescue teams, who evacuate crew members from the machine.

The ship undocked from the ISS at 04:40 Moscow time, and then started to decline, was divided into lander and household compartment, which is burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere.

Welcome home @AstroSerena, @Astro_Alex & Sergey Prokopyev, who are back on Earth after a 197-day mission in space. Mission teams confirmed they landed safely at 12:02am ET after circling the globe 3,152 times, covering 83+ million miles. Coverage continues:

— NASA (@NASA) December 20, 2018.

In addition to the astronauts in the descent module are various cargoes, mainly related to the scientific programme of the ISS, however, of most interest are the samples of the sealant and micrometeorites protect the orbital module of a Soyuz brought to the Ground Prokopyeva.

On the night of 30 August, the ISS found the air leak. The crew checked all the compartments and found a hole in the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09”. It was located in the living compartment, not in the descent module, so does not threaten the return of the spacecraft to the Ground.