Russia’s space agency announced that it is considering sending an empty spacecraft to the International Space Station in order to rescue 3 Cosmonauts from the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft was reported to have a coolant leak in December last year caused by a meteorite hit.
Soyuz MS-23 Launch
Russia is set to launch Soyuz MS-23 to bring back the 3 crew members from the International Space station on February 20. The Soyuz MS-22 capsule’s external radiator sustained a tiny puncture and will have to return to earth crewless, according to the Russian space agency.
Soyuz MS-23 Will Be Unmanned
The three crew members to be rescued implies that Soyuz MS-23 will be launched into orbit without any crew. A separate decision of the state commission will be announced whether it is possible to rescue the crew using the Soyuz MS-22, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said.