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Status

Success

Soyuz MS-14 (60S)

Launch Time
Thu Aug 22, 2019 03:38 UTC

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a
Roscosmos
Status: Active
Price: $35.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 4,150 kN
Payload to LEO: 7,020 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Fairing Diameter: 3.7 m
Fairing Height: 7.7 m

Mission Details

Soyuz MS-14

Soyuz MS-14 will carry no crew members, as it is intended to test a modification of the launch abort system for integration with the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle. Unlike the traditional Soyuz-FG launcher which is turned on the launch pad to set the azimuth of its flight, Soyuz-2 performs a roll maneuver during its flight to change direction. The maneuver may trigger the analog launch abort system designed for Soyuz-FG. Soyuz MS-14 will test a solution for this issue. Soyuz MS-14 attempted to dock at ISS's Poisk module, but emergency abort was triggered. Soyuz MS-13, piloted by Aleksandr Skvortsov, will be moved to the Poisk module, Soyuz MS-14 will dock with the Zvezda module.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

60th orbital launch attempt