Andreas Mogensen launch changed by a day

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Andreas Mogensen

Andreas Mogensen

The subsequent ESA wanderer to work on a International Space Station, Andreas Mogensen, will arrive a day after than formerly designed since a Station’s circuit has been changed.

The Danish moody engineer, commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov will leave Earth from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, during 4:34 GMT (6:34 CEST, 10:34 internal time) on 2 Sep and arrive during a Space Station only 6 hours later.

Andreas and Aidyn’s stay will be brief – they will be behind on terra firma only 10 days later. They will leave Sergei on a Station and lapse to Earth in a opposite Soyuz underneath commander Gennady Padalka, who is already in space.

Soyuz TMA-18M organisation portrait

Soyuz TMA-18M organisation portrait

The one-day check was required since a Station’s circuit was lifted this month and their strange launch date would no longer concede a Soyuz to strech a easy investigate laboratory inside 6 hours.

This scurry for Andreas and Aidyn is partial of a marathon goal for NASA wanderer Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko, who will stay in space for 11 months. The comparison Soyuz organisation packet is reaching a finish of a six-month ‘space warranty’ and needs to be transposed by a new smoothness pleasantness of Sergei, Andreas and Aidyn.

Soyuz spacecraft

Soyuz spacecraft

Andreas has an essential purpose in this booster barter aiding both Soyuz commanders on any moody in his purpose as moody engineer, or second-in-command.

Intense sprint

During his mission, Andreas has some-more than 20 ESA experiments planned, focusing on new ways of handling and contrast new technology.

Most missions concede astronauts a week to acclimatize to a prodigy of lightness and their new home, though this is apparently not an choice for Andreas so he has been doing full-day dress rehearsals on Earth with belligerent control to prepare, most like prior Space Shuttle missions.

Andreas Mogensen

Andreas Mogensen

Aside from Station reserve procedures, Andreas is free from a common housekeeping tasks of astronauts in space. In addition, he will work an additional 90 mins a day, in Europe’s Columbus space laboratory.

His iriss goal is being designed by ESA from a Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. For 10 days they will occupy additional specialists to ready a subsequent day’s activities while Andreas sleeps, following his work live and bettering to new situations as fast as possible.

The iriss goal will see a initial complete use of a new communications radio couple between a control centre and Columbus, permitting closer partnership between a wanderer and a belligerent crew.

 

 

 

Source: ESA