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Soyuz MS-14

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2019-055A

Description

The Soyuz MS manned spacecraft has been developed on the basis of a Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft.

Soyuz-MS introduces following upgrades: more efficient solar panels; the new Kurs-NA approach and docking system, which has a mass of less than half that of its predecessor; additional micro-meteoroid debris shielding; a modified docking and attitude control engine – which will add redundancy during docking and deorbit burns; a main computer, TsVM-101, which has a mass (8.3 kg) of only one-eighth that of its Argon-16 predecessor (70 kg) and a smaller volume; a unified digital command/telemetry system that allows telemetry to be transmitted via Luch relay satellites for control of the spacecraft as well as to provide crew with positioning data when the spacecraft is out of range of ground tracking stations; and upgraded GLONASS / GPS and COSPAS-SARSAT satellite systems to provide more accurate location services during search/rescue operations after landing.

Soyuz-MS will also provide rescue of the main crew of the station in emergency and delivery of visiting crews.

Alternate Names

  • SoyuzMS14
  • 44504

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2019-08-22
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)

Discipline

  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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