Russian "Soyuz TMA-18M" on Board which are 3 crew members Sergei Volkov, Andreas Mogensen and Aydin Aimbetov, continues its journey to the International space station.
Thanks to the collaboration of professionals from the mission control Center and their colleagues from NASA, the phone turned out to avoid conflict with chip Japanese launch.
At the Earth's orbit could occur dangerous clash is on the route of the Russian manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-18M" was formed by space debris. It appeared to be a fragment of the spent third stage of the Japanese launch vehicle, launched in 1989.
It took the intervention of professionals from the Ground, in particular from the mission control Center. "To avoid conflict was a collaborative work of ballistics domestic MCC and their American employees of NASA-specific determination of the line of movement and creating opportunities for tomorrow's docking with the ISS," - said the Russian Federal space Agency.
Evasive action from the shrapnel of the missile was conducted at 08:40 GMT. Now space debris should not create even a potential threat for system and trapped inside the inhabitants of our planet. The difference with him is expected in 11:30-11:40 GMT.
Then regular flight of a Soyuz with 3 crew members on Board - Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, an astronaut of the European space Agency's Andreas Mogensen and astronaut space Aydin Aimbetov - will continue. The docking of the spacecraft with the ISS is scheduled for September 4 at 10:35. To follow it will be possible in a live broadcast on the website of Roscosmos.
It was planned that the ship will be docked to the station 6 hours after the start, but for security reasons it was decided to go on a two-day scheme of flight "Union". At the station awaiting a new crew domestic astronauts Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko and Oleg Kononenko, American astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and Japanese Kimiya Yui.
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