12/21/2018

Soyuz MS-09 Spacecraft Safely Returns back to Earth Expedition 57 Space Crew

Three Optolink's TRS-500 fiber-optic gyroscopes, installed into control system of Descent Module of the latest Soyuz modification, Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, successfully executed their mission during landing. The Russian Soyuz MS-09 safely returned with Expedition 57  Commander  Roskosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor Commander The landing module landed 146 kilometers south-east from the town of Dzhezkazgan in the Kazakhstan on December 20, 2018 at 8:02 Moscow time (12:02 a.m. EST,11:02 a.m. local time). The duration of stay in the space flight of the crew was 197 days.  During their stay on the International Space Station, the crew carried out a program of applied research and experiments under the program of a long expedition, supported the performance of the ISS, and carried out work on equipping it with equipment, delivered by cargo ships.



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