Humanoid robot to be sent into space from Baikonur
Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with a humanoid robot named Fyodor will be launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on August 22, Kazpravda.kz reports.
According to Roskosmos, on July 23, 2019, an anthropomorphic Skybot F-850 robot was delivered to the Baikonur cosmodrome for pre-flight preparation. It will be delivered to the International Space Station by the Soyuz MS-14 unmanned spacecraft, scheduled to launch in August 2019.
The humanoid robot Skybot F-850 was created by the Android Technique company and the Advanced Research Foundation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
After the Soyuz docking to the ISS, it will be transferred from the spaceship to the Russian segment of the station, where, under the control of Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, it will perform several tasks. In total, it will stay in orbit for 2 weeks, and then return to Earth in early September.
Launch of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is scheduled for August 22. It will pass in an unmanned mode and will become a test for the Soyuz-2.1a, as before that it was launching cargo ships and various spacecraft into orbit. Soyuz-2 of 1a stage replaces the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket, which since 2002 delivered international crews into orbit.
It is noted that a Twitter account was created for the robot, where it showed the interior of the Soyuz spaceship.
"Hello, everyone! I am Skybot F-859, just Fyodor. Now I am getting acquainted with the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft control system, on which I plan to fly to the ISS on August 22, 2019," the Twitter says.