Science and Exploration

Soyuz Launch As Seen From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
April 11, 2021
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Soyuz Launch As Seen From Orbit
Soyuz Launch As Seen From Orbit

Sergey Kud-Sverchkov @KudSverchkov #SoyuzMS18 crewed spacecraft was launched today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning.
For the first time I managed to capture Soyuz-2 rocket in flight! Half a year ago, the same rocket sent our spacecraft into orbit, and today I’m looking at it from an altitude of 420 km.

Cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei @KudSverchkov captured the flight of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Yu.A. Gagarin “(#СоюзМС18 ) from the International Space Station. Now the flight of the spacecraft is proceeding normally, the condition of the crew is good.

РОСКОСМОС @roscosmos
Космонавты Сергей Рыжиков и Сергей @KudSverchkov запечатлели полёт ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1а» с пилотируемым кораблем «Ю.А. Гагарин» (#СоюзМС18) с борта Международной космической станции. Сейчас полет космического корабля проходит штатно, состояние экипажа хорошее.


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