Russian Soyuz Spacecraft to carry out record-long missions to ISS in 2019 : source

Moscow, Jan 3 (Sputnik) The Russian manned Soyuz spacecraft will perform record-long missions to the International Space Station (ISS), lasting for seven months, this year, a source in the aerospace industry told Sputnik.

“Soyuz MS-12 is to be launched on March 1 and is to land on October 3 with the mission duration of 216 days. Soyuz MS-13 is launched on July 6 and lands on February 6, 2020, with the mission duration of 215 days,” the source said.

The duration of the longest mission to the ISS to date is 215 days, according to the source. The mission was held in 2006-2007.
The official added that Soyuz spacecraft usually spent around 200 days docked to the ISS.

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