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One of Soyuz’s solar cells fails to unfold - Roscosmos

July 23, 2015, 3:07 UTC+3
The other cell is operating in a routine mode and meets the ship’s energy needs
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BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, July 23. /TASS/. One of the two solar cells at the Russian Soyuz TMA-17M spaceship that launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome towards the International Space Station (ISS) in the small hours on Thursday has failed unfold, Roscosmos press centre told TASS.

"The Soyuz’s left solar cell has failed to unfold. The other cell is operating in a routine mode and meets the ship’s energy needs," the press service said, adding that the ship was continuing its flight to the ISS. "The crew members feel all right," the spokesman said.

The Soyuz is to dock to the International Space Station at 05:47 Moscow time on July 23.

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