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Soyuz MS-14

Dates: 22 August 2019 (Proposed)

This is to be an unmanned test flight to the ISS. It is intended to test a modification of the launch abort system for integration with the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle.

Traditionaly, the Soyuz launcher is turned on the launch pad to set the flight azimuth. Soyuz-2 does this by performing a roll maneuver during its flight to change direction. Since this maneuver may trigger the launch abort system used with the older launcher, Soyuz MS-14 will test a solution for this issue. If the test is successful, the new configuration will become standard beginning with Soyuz MS-16.

Upgraded navigation and propulsion systems will also be tested. Several crew support systems will be removed to enable this test to carry more cargo than would be normal.

 


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