NASA Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Undocking, Departure

Sept. 21, 2022 – The Soyuz MS-22 crew ship, carrying NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, approaches the International Space Station for a docking 262 miles above the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia.
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The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 28.

The spacecraft will depart the space stations Rassvet module at 5:57 a.m. EDT, heading for an automated, parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. (5:45 p.m. Kazakhstan time).

NASA will provide coverage of the undocking and departure from the station beginning at 5:30 a.m. on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agencys website. Watch the departure coverage online at:

There will be no televised coverage of the deorbit burn or Soyuz landing. The station blog will be updated after the events occur.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin launched aboard the Soyuz MS-22 in September 2022. Following an external coolant leak detected on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft in December, the replacement Soyuz MS-23 was launched to the space station on Thursday, Feb. 23, to return Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin later this year.

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