Fedor the robot stuck in traffic in space

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft carrying a Russian humanoid robot, Fedor, docked with the ISS on the second attempt. The ship linked up with the station in a fully automated mode. After equalizing the pressure between the ship and the ISS module, checking the joint sealing and all the systems, the station crew will be able to open the hatch into the ship and personally meet Fedor the Skybot.

On the first attempt, during the spacecraft’s standard rapprochement with the ISS, the MS-14 experienced previously unknown vibrations at the last stage, which prevented a successful docking. After that, the ISS crew had to manually relocate another module to free a different docking port for the unmanned spacecraft.

Fedor commented on his three-day delay on his Twitter: “Stuck in traffic.”

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