Tag Archives: Soyuz

Progress MS-02 undocked !

Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress MS-02 was successfully undocked yesterday from International Space Station after lasting for over 6 months space mission. Progress has finished its mission lasting since launch on March 31, 2016, during which it delivered over 2400 kg of payload for astronauts and cosmonauts and refueled International Space Station. It also served ISS with…
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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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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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“FEDERATION” scheduled for 2025 to the first Moon mission

New Russian spacecraft "Federation" will probably start regular manned missions from 2025. According to TASS news agency Roscosmos is planning to start regular flights to Moon orbit from 2025 with new "Federation" spacecraft. "Federation” is under development since 2008, when Russia cancelled participation in joint project of new spacecraft with ESA. New spacecraft will replace in…
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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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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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Resurs-P3 passes tests in spite of issues with power

Russian imaging satellite is successfully passing through commissioning procedure in spite of previous problems with deploying one of the two solar panels. Satellite was launched on atop of Soyuz-2.1b on March 13, 2016 from launch site 31, pad 6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Satellite, designed by TsSKB Progress, is imaging spacecraft designed to operate from 470 km -…
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Progress-MS 66P launched !

Today Roscosmos launched first Progress supply spacecraft to International Space Station. It was announced that mission is successful, robotic spacecraft is continuing flight to ISS. Punctually at 16:23:57 GMT Soyuz-2.1A started its engines in Baikonur Cosmodrome. Rocket core propulsion was started along with four boosters and Soyuz-2.1a started to lift over LC-31 in Baikonur Cosmodrome. Four RD107 engines and…
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