MOSCOW, April 17 – RIA Novosti. Emergency alarm in the U.S. segment of the ISS before undocking of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-15” with the returning crew to Earth, but it has not prevented to carry out the operation, to be broadcast on the website of Roscosmos.
the alarm about 10 minutes before undocking, with the Soyuz to the station commander Christopher Cassidy said the expert of the mission control center in Houston. The cause of the incident is not specified.
“Soyuz MS-15” with the Russians Oleg Skripochka and Americans Andrew Morgan, and Jessica Meir pushed off from the Zvezda module at 4.53 MSK. The ISS until 22 October, left the Russians Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner and American Christopher Cassidy.
At 7.22 GMT planned engine firing of the “Union MS-15” for the descent from orbit at 7: 50 GMT – the division of the ship into compartments.
At 7.53 GMT the lander with the crew should enter the earth’s atmosphere at 8: 02 Moscow time it is expected the opening of the parachute and 8.16 MSK – landing apparatus in 147 kilometers South-East of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan.
during the 205-day expedition aboard the ISS, the violins, Morgan and Meir took two American ships Cygnus and Dragon two and also the Russian “Progress MS-13”. The record was broken for the expedition on the number of spacewalks, during which members of the crew were outside the station replaced the battery and repaired a unique alpha magnetic spectrometer AMS-02.