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Soyuz MS-17 gets relocated to Poisk module

The crewed Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft successfully got relocated earlier today from the ISS’ Rassvet module to the Poisk module. The vehicle, which was crewed by the three Expedition 64 crew members Sergey Ryzhikov (Roscosmos), Sergey Kud-Sverchkov (Roscosmos) and Kate Rubins (NASA), successfully undocked from the Earth-facing port of the Russian Rassvet module at 16:38 UTC. After a short flight around the space station piloted by Sergey Ryzhikov, the spacecraft successfully docked again at 18:12 UTC, this time at the space-facing port of the Poisk module.

Soyuz MS-17 and Cygnus CRS NG-15. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz MS-17 and Cygnus CRS NG-15. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz MS-17 seen behind one of the station's radiators. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz MS-17 seen behind one of the station’s radiators. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz approaches Poisk. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz approaches Poisk. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz docked to Poisk. Credit: NASA TV.
Soyuz docked to Poisk. Credit: NASA TV.

The maneuver was performed to open the docking port of the Rassvet module for the crewed Soyuz MS-18 vehicle, which is currently scheduled to launch on April 9, 2021 atop a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz MS-18 will carry the NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and the two Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov.


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https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/03/19/three-crewmates-complete-short-station-trip-in-soyuz-crew-ship/

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