04/11/2017

Soyuz MS-02 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 50 Space Crew after 173-day Space Flight

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. Three International Space Station crew members,  Expedition 50 Commander Sergei Ryzhikov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineers Andrei Borisenko (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, safely soft-landed Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft in Kazakhstan, on Monday, April 10 2017 at 7:20 a.m. EDT (2:21 p.m. Moscow time) on the steppes of Kazakhstan, 147 kilometers southeast from the town of Dzhezkazgan, after nearly 173-day space flight.



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