Soyuz MS-25 Launch to International Space Station Scrubbed | Space

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The March 21 launch of the crewed Soyuz-25 spacecraft to the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus was scrubbed. The next available launch opportunity is Saturday, March 23. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the March 21 launch of the crewed Soyuz-25 spacecraft to the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus was automatically scrubbed by ground support equipment due to low voltage reading in the Soyuz rocket electrical system. The next available launch opportunity is Saturday, March 23, pending completion of State Commission review for the Roscosmos launch. More information will be provided as available.

When NASA refers to a launch being “scrubbed,” it means that the planned launch of a spacecraft or rocket has been canceled or postponed. This decision can be made for various reasons, including technical issues with the rocket or spacecraft, unfavorable weather conditions, or other factors that could compromise the safety and success of the mission. The term “scrubbed” is used to indicate that the launch team has ceased the countdown and launch procedures, often requiring a rescheduling of the launch to a later date when the conditions are deemed suitable.

Baikonur Cosmodrome

The Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in Kazakhstan, is one of the world’s oldest and largest space launch facilities. Established in 1955 by the Soviet Union, it has…

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