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Russia's new spacecraft to have Soyuz docking system

December 22, 2014, 11:55 UTC+3

The chosen docking system is also used in the Russian International Space Station (ISS) modules and Progress spacecraft

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Moscow, December 22. /TASS/. Russia's new piloted spacecraft currently being developed by the Energia rocket-and--space corporation will feature a modernized docking system that has been used for over 50 years in the Russian space exploration, the press service of the corporation said Monday.

According to the press service, the chosen docking system is already used in the Russian International Space Station (ISS) modules, Soyuz and Progress spacecraft, while the American ISS modules, Cygnus and Dragon spacecraft, the Jpanese HTV space vehicles use a common docking mechanism incompatible with the Russian systems.

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