Before starting, he said: “Let’s go! Go!”.
The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-14 transport manned spacecraft, on board of which the Fyodor anthropomorphic robot (Skybot-F850), was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The live broadcast of the launch was carried out on the Roskosmos YouTube channel.
The spacecraft entered orbit and headed for the International Space Station (MSC), which is scheduled to dock at 08:30 Moscow time on August 24. At the station, the robot will spend 17 days under the guidance of astronaut Alexander Skvortsov, after which it will return to Earth. With the help of Fedor, experiments will be conducted at the station to test the actions of the robot in copy mode that are useful for working on the outer side of the ISS.
The head of “Roskosmos” Dmitry Rogozin believes that the flight of the robot will be the first step towards the use of anthropomorphic systems in the exploration of deep space. In the future, “Fedora” plan to send to the moon.
Skybot F-850 – development of the Advanced Research Foundation in conjunction with the Android Technology NGO. Rogozin introduced the robot on October 9, 2016. July 23, “Fedor” created a page on Twitter, where he tells in the first person about the actions associated with him.