Soyuz Spacecraft On Way to Station Docking Tonight

Soyuz Components
The Soyuz spacecraft is composed of three modules: the Orbital Module, the Descent Module and the Instrumentation and Service Module. Credit: NASA TV

The Soyuz 43S vehicle has achieved a stable orbit after a nominal ascent, and all antennas have deployed. The Soyuz will now close the distance to the ISS in preparation for docking, scheduled for 10:46 p.m. EDT. NASA Television coverage of the docking will begin at 10 p.m. and can also be seen online at:

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