HOUSTON—Russia’s unpiloted Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is expected to dock with the International Space Station early Aug. 24, part of a test of the upgraded Soyuz 2.1a rocket’s ability to launch cosmonauts and astronauts to the six-person orbiting science lab beginning in March 2020. The Soyuz 2.1a, with upgraded rocket engines and a digital flight control system, has launched 10 times with Progress cargo capsules to the ISS since October 2014, according to a mission log ...

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