The spacecraft «Soyuz MS-08» will deliver to the ISS the ball of the world Cup

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in photobanks of the carrier rocket Soyuz-FG c transport manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 on the launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Archival photoThe spacecraft «Soyuz MS-08» will deliver to the ISS the ball of the world Cup© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

Manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-08» with a crew of three will be docked to the International space station at 22.41 GMT on 23 March, he also will deliver to the station the ball of the world Cup, which will take place in Russia.

«Soyuz MS-08» will be docked to the International space station at 22.41 GMT on 23 March. Rocket «Soyuz-FG» with the spacecraft was launched on March 21 evening from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Flying to the ISS cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Oleg Artemyev, as well as flight engineers, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold.

As reported by Oleg Artemyev, crew took to the station the ball Telstar18, who after returning to Earth is likely to be involved in the first match of the tournament, which will play national teams of Russia and Saudi Arabia. The astronaut reported that plans with the ISS to follow the world Cup, including online.

In addition, Artemyev planned to learn during the flight to play the Peruvian pipes. According to him, teammates on the crew Feustel and Arnold will be able to play along with him on guitars.

During a spacewalk scheduled for August 8, Russian crew members of ISS will manually launch multiple nanosatellites, install panoramic camera RT360 and send them a free flight for two legacy antennas, said Artemyev shortly before departure.

Most of the time aboard the station, the astronauts will conduct for the installation of two antennas of the experiment «Icarus» for monitoring routes of birds. The birds will be assigned to the sensors, the signals will be transmitted to the ISS and fixed equipment and establish astronauts. Through the experiment scientists will be able to establish the exact routes of migration of birds between the continents and to develop new recommendations for pilots.

The result is a mapping, where and what time are the migration of birds. This will allow you to safely adjust the flight of aircraft and to better understand how changes to our planet affect the routes of migratory flocks.

In addition, will be manually started several nanosatellites: this is «Tania» Kursk South-West University, as well as devices Samara University SamSat and satellites «Sirius» in that case, if they are ready and delivered to the ISS on a flight the next truck «Progress».

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