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One of Soyuz’s solar batteries fails to unfold

September 26, 2014, 3:05 UTC+3

The crew so far is keeping to the six-hour docking scenario

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BAIKONUR, September 26. /ITAR-TASS/. One of solar batteries of Russia’s Soyuz TMA-14M has failed to unfold, the crew so far is keeping to the six-hour docking scenario, a spokesman for the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation told ITAR-TASS on Friday.

“It is true, one of the spaceship’s solar batteries has failed to unfold,” he said.

When asked which of the two docking scenarios - six-hour or two-day - will be realized, he said that “it will be clear in several hours.”

“So far, the crew is keeping to the six-hour scenario of docking with the International Space Station /ISS/,” he said.

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