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CRS-9 Dragon returned after 37 days in space !

SpaceX Dragon, unmanned cargo spacecraft, returned yesterday from LEO orbit where it has spent over one month docked to Earth facing Harmony module of International Space Station. It was end of the CRS-9 mission, which covered among others delivering to ISS 2257 kg of supplies, including weighing almost half ton International Docking Adapter. After extracting…
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Dragon CRS-9 docked to ISS Harmony module

SpaceX Dragon docked successfully to Harmony module after over 48 hours space journey for International Space Station. Dragon was launched on atop of Falcon-9 FT rocket from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS on July 18, 2016. It was planned that spacecraft will wait on orbit, until Russian cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 will reach ISS and…
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Progress and Dragon invades ISS !

Two robotic cargo spacecrafts will be launched in following days to support International Space Station with necessary supplies and hardware. Roscosmos and SpaceX both planned cargo missions to ISS for almost same time. Progress MS-03 will be launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1a on 16th July 2016 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Launch of this spacecraft (it is 64th…
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Cygnus unberthed with last task-Saffire experiment already started !

Cygnus OA-6 "Rick Husband" was unberthed yesterday from International Space Station and started its last task-Saffire experiment covering research on fire in low gravity conditions. Unberthing finished lasting three month space journey of Orbital ATK Cygnus, which was part of the OA-6 resupply mission performed under CRS contract. Mission started from launching Cygnus on atop…
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We have a record – 100 000 orbits by International Space Station !

Small celebration on International Space Station - ISS broke Mir space station record, which before it’s decommissioning, reached number of 86331 orbits. International Space Station passed yesterday in the morning 100000th orbit. It is historical moment for remaining in space since launch of first module Zarya (which was launched on atop of Proton rocket on 20 November 1998)…
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Dragon docked, CRS-8 finished with success

Today SpaceX Dragon docked securely to International Space Station Harmony module. It is third visit of the spacecraft on ISS during last two weeks. At 11:31 GMT Dragon reached 63 m distance and started final approach to keeping point on 30 m from flying over South Africa International Space Station. Reaching keeping point was estimated…
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Service action inside Cupola module !

Crew members managed to change one from panels installed in one from seven windows in the Cupola International Space Station module. Cupola module remains attached to nadir-facing port of Tranquility ISS module since 2010. It is primary observation module of International Space Station mainly used for operating Canadarm2 robotic arm like undocking Dragon cargo spacecraft, controlling docking and undocking of…
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HTV grabbed by Canadarm2 and berthed to Harmony module

Japanese cargo spacecraft reached International Space Station and it was perfectly grabbed by Canadarm2 robotic arm. Docking was conducted by specialists from ground control center - 4.5 t of supplies and hardware finally arrived ! Lasting for over three days space journey finished as it was planned. Japanese HTV-6 “Kounotori” was launched by JAXA on…
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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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