Rocket «Soyuz-2.1 a» was launched on Thursday from the cosmodrome Baikonur with the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-14», on Board of which is carried anthropomorphic robot «Fedor». The launch of manned spacecraft for the first time realized by using media of this type. This became known from the broadcast on the website of Roscosmos.
The rocket launched from the 31st launching pad of spaceport (Gagarin launch) at 06:38 GMT. Manned spacecraft flew to the International space station without a crew, but on Board was only a robot and cargo. After approximately nine minutes of «Soyuz MS-14» separated from the third stage and flew to the station.