The carrier rocket "Soyuz" with the robot "Theodore" was launched from Baikonur
Russian humanoid robot "Fedor" for the first time flew in space, the carrier rocket " Soyuz-2. 1A "With the spacecraft" Soyuz MS-14 "was launched From the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the broadcast of the launch was" Roscosmos ".
The launch took place at the scheduled time - 6. 38 GMT. While starting up the robot Fedor said: "Go! Let's go!". This was a phrase uttered on 12 April, 1961 1st Astronaut Yuri Gagarin, starting on the ship " Vostok ".
After 8 minutes, 49 seconds, the ship went into orbit and took a course to the International space station. From this moment the robot "Fedor" can be considered an astronaut. According to the international classification, an astronaut or an astronaut is one who has overcome the conditional border of space at an altitude of 100 kilometers above the Earth.
"Soyuz MS-14" will fly to the ISS in two days. The vehicle rendezvous with the station and its docking With the Poisk module of the Russian segment of the ISS should take place in automatic mode 8. 30 GMT on 24 August.
During the stay of the robot in the cabin of the station, the crew of the ISS will carry With him a number of control experiments using a special suit, repeating the movements of the operator.
in orbit Fedor will stay 17 days. 21. 13 GMT on 6 September, the ship will automatically undock from the ISS and starts the return From orbit. The lander With "Fedor" in the cabin, as planned, will land in Kazakhstan at 00. 35 7 th.
it was first announced that flight then Fedor can go into orbit for the second time to go into space.
It's 1st flight into space a Russian humanoid robot, as well as the 1st launch using the new rocket " Soyuz-2. 1A ". She received a Russian digital control system and replace the currently used rocket "Soyuz-FG" With the Ukrainian analog control system. The recent launch of "Soyuz-FG" is expected in September.