Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ISS
Following a two days solo flight
MS-02 docked to
on October 21, 2016. Sergei
and Shane Kimbrough
crew members Anatoli
With the arrival Expedition
became a six-person-crew.
During their two-day transit from the launch pad at the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the station, the crew tested a variety of
upgraded systems on their
MS-02 spacecraft. The modified
is equipped with upgraded thrusters that are fully redundant, additional
micrometeoroid debris shielding, redundant electrical motors for the
docking probe and increased power with more photovoltaic cells on the
spacecraft's solar arrays.