Tag Archives: International Space Station

Soyuz MS-02 already on orbit !

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft was successfully launched today from Baikonur Cosmodrome on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Three members of Expedition 49-50 are already in space on their way to International Space Station. MS-02 had not easy launch campaign. After number of problems with spacecraft detected during assembling Soyuz MS-02 with Soyuz-FG rocket, everything seemed to…
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Soyuz MS-02 delayed due the technical reasons!

Roscosmos decided to postpone launch of Soyuz-FG with Soyuz spacecraft on atop. Spacecraft with members of Expedition 49 should reach space on 23rd September 2016.  Roscosmos announced about delay in the Expedition 49 schedule on September 17. Mission with launch planned on 23rd September 2016 from Launch Pad 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome has not new…
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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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ISS crew after 6 hours EVA

International Space Station has been equipped with new High Definition camera during lasting over six hours spacewalk! It was 37th EVA by members of NASA Astronaut Corps, 195th in the history of International Space Station and second during lasting of Expedition 48. Just like at previous EVA performed on 19 August Kate Rubins and Jeff…
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Roscosmos is still cutting budget

Russia will probably limit number of cosmonauts on ISS in 2017 from three to two. According to TASS news agency, Russia is going to put limit on number of cosmonauts remaining on International Space Station in following years. TASS is quoting part of the interview given to Russian Izviestia, by Sergei Krikalev, who is director of…
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H-IIB already on its way to Tanegashima Space Center

JAXA is continuing arrangements for planned for 30th September 2016 17:16 UTC launching their cargo spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. H-IIB F6 rocket started yesterday its journey on boat from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Tobishima to Tanegashima Space Center. Ship will reach Tanegashima on 1st August, where rocket will be delivered to assembling facility for unpacking, tests…
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Progress MS-03 won space pursuit to International Space Station

Automatic cargo spacecraft Progress MS-03 launched on atop of Soyuz-U rocket on July 16, 2016, has docked to Pirs module of International Space Station.  Docking was performed autonomously with utilization of Progress’ Kurs-NA docking system. Progress spent in space over 48 hours and reached Station yesterday in the late evening. Procedure of docking was controlled…
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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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Progress MS-03 launched !

Russian robotic spacecraft Progress MS-03 was launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday at 21:41 GMT. Roscosmos conducted second launch with cargo robotic spacecraft Progress-MS yesterday. It was penultimate Russian resupply mission to International Space Station and second flight of Progress-MS spacecraft in 2016. First mission of upgraded Progress started with launch on December 21,…
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Falcon-9 FT launched from SLC-40, Dragon delivered to orbit !

There was no surprise - Falcon-9 FT was successfully launched and delivered Dragon unmanned robotic cargo spacecraft to parking orbit. Spacecraft already started its journey to International Space Station with 2400 kg of payload including supplies, scientific experiments and International Docking Adapter inside unpressurized trunk in service module. At 04:21 GMT Falcon-9 FT was still…
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