Russian space agency Roscosmos has successfully delivered its new Humanoid Robot Skybot F850 to the International Space Station on August 26th.
The main mission of the Soyuz Spacecraft which was launched to the orbit on August 22nd was to test new upgrades, software and to deliver the humanoid robot to the ISS.
The original schedule of the Soyuz spacecraft to dock with the ISS was on August 24th but the meet-up was aborted when the vehicle started moving suddenly as it was reaching to join with the ISS. Roscosmos found the problem and said that one of the components on the station’s automatic docking system wasn’t performing properly which created problems for the spacecraft.
Three of the six crew members at the ISS loaded on to one of the Soyuz Spacecraft which is already docked on the ISS and moved it over to the docking port that suffered defect. The crew manually docked them on the space station which allowed the Soyuz spacecraft to dock with the station using the working automatic docking system and now three Soyuz spacecraft are docked on the ISS.
Russia’s humanoid robot — named Skybot F850 is now onto the space station has a body like a human and is even capable of performing complex tasks like driving cars and shooting guns but it will not be performing these tasks on the space station.
It will stay in the space station for two weeks and the cosmonauts onboard the ISS will test its performance and evaluate its ability to perform certain tasks in space then it will be loaded back into the Soyuz capsule it came on and return to Earth next month.