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MS-17 to undock from International Space Station

Expedition 64 astronauts to manoeuvre MS-17 before upcoming Expedition 65 in April.

MS-17 to undock from International Space Station
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The International Space Station is expected to undergo some tactical re-arrangements, with the Soyuz MS-17 undocking from the station before redocking on the opposite side of the space station.

NASA’s Kate Rubins and the Russian Space Agency’s Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will undock the MS-17 at 12:38pm before manoeuvring to re-dock it on the opposite side of the ISS at 1:07pm. These three members comprise Expedition 64 to the International Space Station.

The manoeuvre is expected to allow members from Expedition 65 to dock at the Earth-facing Rassvet port in early April aboard their MS-18. Onboard Expedition 65 will be Mark Vande Hei of NASA as well as Roscosmos’ Pyotr Dubrov and Oleg Novitsky.

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The three Expedition 64 members are expected to come back to Earth in mid-April aboard their Soyuz MS-17.

[Related: Cygnus touches down on ISS]

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