Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, which was damaged by an asteroid impact last year, separated from the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth without a crew.
On September 21 last year, Russia’s Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, which carried Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prpkopyev and Dmitriy Petelin and US astronaut Frank Rubio to the International Space Station (ISS), returned to Earth without a crew.
Soyuz MS-22, which left the station at 12.57 p.m. with 218 kilograms of cargo and 100 kilograms of garbage, including materials and documents related to the experiments conducted on the ISS, as well as cosmonaut suits and faulty batteries, successfully landed in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 14.45 p.m.
Helicopters, armored vehicles, first aid vehicles and vehicles carrying experts waited for the spacecraft to land on a large area of land.
The spacecraft, whose parachutes opened close to its landing, was also monitored from the control center in the Russian capital Moscow.
A Meteorite Hit The Spacecraft Last Year
Russian experts conducted the first inspection of the Soyuz MS-22, which was damaged by an asteroid impact in December last year and returned to Earth today without carrying a crew for safety reasons.
Roscosmos experts stated that the damage to the radiator section of the Soyuz was not a major damage according to the first determinations, and announced that work will be carried out to repair the Soyuz MS-22 again.