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Russian Soyuz-U launches EgyptSat-2


A Russian Soyuz-U rocket was launched from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. In what is expected to the last “non Progress” launch of this…

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The growing importance of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program


Birthed toward the end of the Space Shuttle program as a way for NASA astronauts to reach the International Space Station, the NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has taken…

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Progress M-23M docks with ISS following fast track launch


Just two months after the previous resupply run, another Russian Progress spacecraft launched on a fast-rendezvous mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. Progress M-23M (P55) was…

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Soyuz TMA-12M successfully docks with ISS


Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev and NASA’s Steven Swanson – riding in the Soyuz TMA-12M – have finally docked with the International Space Station (ISS)…

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Proton-M successfully lofts Express-AT satellite duo


A Russian Proton-M launch vehicle has launched from a freezing Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday. The mission is tasked with lofting the Ekspress-AT1 and Ekspress-AT2 (translated as…

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Soyuz TMA-10M returns trio to Earth


The three crewmembers of Soyuz TMA-10M have safely returned to Earth, following their landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of Dzhezkazgan. Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov, along with…

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ILS evaluating dual launch capability for Proton-M missions


International Launch Services (ILS) and ISS Reshetnev have announced they are evaluating the technical feasibility into launching two large satellites at the same time on a Proton-M launch vehicle….

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SpaceX and ULA go toe-to-toe over EELV contracts


In what was one of the most fascinating hearings in years, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and United Launch Alliance (ULA) boss Michael Gass faced off against each other…

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Soyuz independence drive continues as CCP companies progress


All three of the main contenders competing to return domestic crew launch capability to the United States are making good progress via the latest progress reports to the…

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ILS open 2014 with Proton-M launch of TURKSAT-4A


International Launch Services (ILS) have opened their 2014 campaign with the launch of the Russian Proton-M launch vehicle, this time carrying the TURKSAT-4A communications satellite on a successful…

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Progress M-22M docks with ISS following fast rendezvous


A Russian Progress resupply ship launched on a fast-rendezvous mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday. Progress M-22M was launched by a Soyuz-U launch vehicle from…

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Russia conducts successful debut launch of Soyuz-2-1v


The new Soyuz-2-1v rocket has finally made its debut launch on Saturday. The secretive launch of the new Soyuz – that does not sport any of the boosters…

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Russian duo break EVA record – Main task suffers issue


Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy broke the Russian spacewalk duration record on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, following…

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Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM5


The Russian Proton-M launched the Ekspress-AM5 communications satellite at on a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper Stage. The Russian workhorse launches from a snowy…

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Russian Rokot lofts three Rodnik satellites


A Russian Rokot launch vehicle with a Briz-KM Upper Stage has successfully launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, carrying three Rodnik satellites. Launch took place…

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Oleg Kotov manually docks misbehaving Progress M-21M


The Progress M-21M resupply vehicle was manually docked with the ISS, following an extended trip in space towards its arrival on Friday. The vehicle was tasked with testing…

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Russian Dnepr conducts record breaking 32 satellite haul


Kosmotras launched a Dnepr rocket from Dombarovsky on Thursday, carrying the United Arab Emirates’ DubaiSat-2, thirty one other satellites – including Peru’s first satellite – and one attached…

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Remembering Buran – The Shuttle’s Estranged Soviet Cousin


Under a veil of secrecy, the Soviet Space Shuttle “Buran” launched on her maiden mission 25 years ago. It was to be her only flight in space, with…

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Russian government Proton-M launches Raduga-1M


The Russian Proton-M launched the Raduga 1M communications satellite at on a nine hour flight to orbit. The Russian workhorse was launching a government payload for the first time…

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Soyuz TMA-09M safely returns crew back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:26pm UTC, ahead of a safe return to Earth early on Monday (local time). Fyodor Yurchikhin,…