The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station early Tuesday following a coolant leak last year, according to NASA.
NASA officials said the spacecraft is now headed for an automated, parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin launched aboard the Soyuz in September 2022, the agency stated.
However, a coolant leak sprung up on the Soyuz during an attempted spacewalk in December 2022, and NASA announced that a replacement Soyuz MS-23 was launched to the ISS in February 2023 to return the team to Earth later this year.
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A cause of the coolant leaks impacting the MS-22 spacecraft remains under investigation by Roscosmos engineers, NASA said.
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