Soyuz TMA-14M arrives at Station

Despite having a problem deploying one of it’s two Solar Arrays, after arriving on orbit this afternoon, the Soyuz TMA-14M arrived at the International Space Station after a four orbit, six hour journey.

During approach to the station Cosmonaut Max Suraev was asked to take pictures of the approaching vehicle to help controllers back on Earth determine why the Solar Array didn’t deploy correctly.

Now that the craft has arrived leak checks will be performed to ensure a secure connection has been established. After this the crew will enter the station to begin there time working on the station as a part of Expeditions 41 & 42.

Below are screen grabs of the approach and docking this afternoon.

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