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Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka finally on Earth !

Three members of Expedition 48 returned today from International Space Station inside capsule of Soyuz TMA-20M after 172 days in space.  Return of Jeff Williams (NASA), Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka (both from Roscosmos) started, when their Soyuz TMA-20M undocked from ISS Poisk zenith docking port remaining 415 km over Mongolia at 21:51 GMT. Alexey…
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ISS after course correction !

International Space Station is after another orbit change, last one before planned for 7th September undocking of the Soyuz TMA-20M manned spacecraft with members of Expedition 48. Departure of the Soyuz TMA-20M is planned to release free space for Soyuz MS-02 planned to be launched with Expedition 49 members: Sergey Ryzhikov (commander) and Andrei Borisenko (first…
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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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Expedition 48 already inside ISS !

Members of Expedition 48 docked with their Soyuz-MS spacecraft to International Space Station today in the night. In this way number of personnel inside ISS increased to six! Space journey of Kate Rubins (NASA, flight engineer), Takuya Onishi (JAXA flight engineer) and Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos, commander) started with impressive launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at 01:36 GMT on July…
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Progress after test of manual docking system

Today Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka performed flight tests of manual control system of Progress cargo spacecraft. It was last activity of Progress MS-01 before planned for 3rd July 2016 undocking and reentry. For today's trial served Progress MA-01, which remain docked to Pirs module. Spacecraft was launched on December 21, 2015 and…
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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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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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Progress arrived !

Russian robotic spacecraft with supplies for crew members docked to International Space Station yesterday. Russian resupply spacecraft, Progress-MS 66P, arrived to communication zone around ISS at 15:39 GMT and take course on rendez vous. Two Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Alexey Ovchinin started monitoring parameters of Progress and ready to take control over Progress in case problems during docking.…
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Progress undocked before next resupply mission

On 30 March 2016 Progress 61P undocked from International Space Station to release free space for next resupply Progress spacecraft. Progress 61P remained docked since October 1, 2016, and left Zvezda module with load of trash and unnecessary equipment. It performed successful undocking on 30 March 2016 at 14:15:30 GMT (it was 24 hours later then it was originally planned…
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