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EDM crash explained, detailed report in 2017

European Space Agency claims, that have discovered main reason for disaster of their EDM lander during descent maneuver over surface of the Mars on October 19, 2016. But still, for more detailed report with full analysis and case study we will have to wait for 2017. First general analysis and first conclusions given by ESA…
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Next launch from Xichang – data relay satellite delivered to orbit

China has launched today Tianlian-1D, their latest, fourth from series of data relay satellites. Satellite was launched at 15:24 UTC on atop of Long March 3C/G2 from Launch Complex 2 at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from series of data relay and communication satellites designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Until…
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Cygnus OA-5 has left International Space Station

Cygnus SS Alan Poindexter, cargo spacecraft by Orbital ATK, separated yesterday  from Unity nadir docking port and begun its ultimate one week mission. It is the end of OA-5 mission lasting for 34 days since October 17, when Cygnus OA-5 was delivered to orbit by Antares 230 rocket from  Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A launch site.…
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Expedition 50 completed at ISS !

Yesterday three new members of Expedition 50: Peggy Whitson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA) and their pilot and Commander Oleg Novitskiy (Roscosmos) reached friendly interior of the International Space Station after almost two days and 34 orbits of space journey inside Soyuz MS-03. Soyuz MS-03 with three crew members finally reached International Space Station after lasting…
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Shenzhou-11 on Earth – first Tiangong-2 mission finished !

It was long month for two Chinese astronauts remaining almost 400 km km above Earth inside Tiangong-2 orbital station. After mission Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong are already on Earth ! This mission started when Long March 2F/G was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on October 17, 2016. Shenzhou-11 with two astronauts docked to…
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Soyuz MS-03 already in space, Expedition 50 in progress

Yesterday Roscosmos conducted successful launch of their latest manned spacecraft, Soyuz MS-03, with three astronauts from Russia, USA and France with mission to International Space Station. Russian State Corporation Roscosmos used for the third time their upgraded version of Soyuz spacecraft in MS version (it was 132th flight of Soyuz vehicle). With three crew members…
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VA233 finished – 6th flight of Ariane 5 ES finished with success !

Today in the morning hours one of the less known version of Ariane 5 was launched. Version known as "ES" was launched for the sixth time from Guiana Space Center, this time with four Galileo navigational satellites: FM-14, FM-15, FM16 and FM-17. It was last mission under Galileo program this year and one from last…
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