11 Jan 2023 21:43

Soyuz MS-23 crew to fly to ISS on next spacecraft in fall 2023 - Roscosmos

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - The Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft crew of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in fall 2023 on the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, Roscosmos Executive Director for Manned Space Programs Sergei Krikalev said.

"That mission, which was due to fly now in the spring, is being moved to the fall," Krikalev said on the Rossiya-24 (VGTRK) television channel.

The date of the spacecraft's launch may be moved to earlier dates, "but there is no final decision, the best options for the program are being discussed," he said.

Roscosmos head Yury Borisov said earlier on Wednesday that the state commission had decided to launch the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft to the ISS on February 20 in unmanned mode with cargo delivery.