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Members of the Expedition 47 returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz TMA-19M

Today, after 186 days in space three members of the Expedition 47: Tim Kopra (NASA), Tim Peake (ESA) and Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos) landed in Kazakhstan. For Tim Kopra, Tim Peake and Yuri Malenchenko their stay on ISS was extended for 13 days comparing to original schedule. Just before closing hatch of Soyuz TMA-19M Commander Tim…
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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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ISS prepared for return of Soyuz TMA-19M !

On June 6, 2016, International Space Station performed successful orbit correction before planned for 18th June 2016. Changing orbit was necessary before planned for 18th June 2016 undocking and return to Earth of members of Expedition 47: NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra, ESA astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko from Roscosmos. New orbital position is…
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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 started its journey to Earth !

SpaceX Dragon CRS-8 started its return to Earth with biological material from science experiments performed in International Space Station. Another mission performed under CRS program reaches the end. Dragon robotic spacecraft was undocked today using Canadarm2 successfully from International Space Station; operation was performed without any involvement of Tim Peake (ESA) which was designated as…
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Extended mission on ISS for Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra!

Tim Peake from ESA along with Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos) and Tim Kopra from NASA will spend additional thirteen days on ISS - ESA announced date of return from International Space Station. Moments in space are passing fast; Tim Peake with his crew mates from Expedition 46/47 remains in space since December 15, 2015, is very lucky because…
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ISS on new position

International Space Station was set to the new position before docking of Soyuz spacecraft planned on the beginning of June. Position was changed according to flight plan and was performed by Russian Mission Control Center placed in Korolev near Moscow. Maneuver was started and finished on April 13, 2016. Propulsion of Progress MS-02 spacecraft (which…
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Morning docking – Cygnus delivered 3400 kg of supplies to ISS !

Cygnus automatic cargo spacecraft, SS "Rick Husband", reached International Space Station after lasting 72 hours space journey. It was first mission realized under CRS contract by Orbital ATK in 2016. OA-6 mission was previously scheduled for February 2016, but due the spotted cargo contamination, mission was delayed to March 22, 2016. After successful launch by…
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Soyuz launched and docked securely to ISS !

Soyuz TMA-20M with crew of three launched from Baikonur yesterday at 21:26 GMT and docked safely to Poisk module on remaining over Southern Pacific Ocean International Space Station. Docking was performed after six hours of flight at 03:11 GMT, March 19, 2016. Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovichinin and Oleg Skripochka during blessing before flight on 19th March 2016.…
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Little makeover on International Space Station

Planned changes in fleet of spacecrafts which are visiting ISS forced modernization of onboard equipment of the station. It would be wrong to think that changes in construction of International Space Station are performed only during spacewalks. Along with scheduled external modifications, many necessary modifications should be done inside of ISS. Yesterday, on 7 March 2016,…
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