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Soyuz 2-1B launches latest GLONASS-M spacecraft


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B has launched a GLONASS-M Global Navigation satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Launch occurred from Pad 43/4 at the spaceport, with T-0 reported as 00:21…

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Russian duo successfully complete ISS EVA – US suit investigation continues


Expedition 46 duo Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov have completed a highly successful Russian EVA-42 on Wednesday, involving the deployment and retrieval of several experiment packages on the…

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ILS Proton M successfully launches Eutelsat-9B


International Launch Services (ILS) successfully utilized its Proton M rocket to launch the Eutelsat-9B communications satellite on a multi-hour flight to its transfer orbit. The satellite includes a…

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Russian Proton-M successfully launches with Ekspress AMU1


A Russian Government Proton-M was action on Thursday, lofting the Ekspress AMU1 communications satellite on what was a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper…

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Upgraded Progress MS docks with the ISS


The first of the upgraded Russian Progress resupply vehicles launched atop the Soyuz 2-1A from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday at 08:44 UTC, prior to docking…

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Soyuz TMA-19M docks with ISS in landmark moment for UK spaceflight


The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft has completed its fast track journey to the International Space Station (ISS), carrying three crewmembers. The launch – and what resulted in a manual…

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Proton M successfully launches Garpun satellite


Russia’s Proton-M launched on its seventh flight of the year Sunday morning, beginning a lengthy mission to deploy a Garpun military communications satellite. The rocket departed Baikonur at…

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Zenit successfully launches on likely swansong with Elektro-L


The Zenit rocket has successfully conducted what is likely to be its final flight Friday, successfully delivering Russia’s Elektro-L No.2 weather satellite into orbit following a lengthy flight….

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Soyuz TMA-17M trio return back to Earth


Expedition 45 crewmembers Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, and Kjell Lindgren have completed their journey home to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft on Friday morning. Undocking from the…

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Soyuz 2-1B launches EKS-1 to upgrade Russian Early Warning System


Russia has launched a new early warning system satellite called EKS-1 (EKS No.1) early on Tuesday. The launch of the satellite was conducted by the Soyuz 2-1B rocket…

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Continuous habitation of ISS: 15 years from Expedition 1


On 2 November 2000, the Expedition 1 crew to the International Space Station docked with the rapidly growing orbital outpost to begin what has become an uninterrupted 15 years of…

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Remembering Sputnik – The satellite that began the Space Race


58 years ago a tiny satellite was successfully lofted into orbit, firing the opening salvo in what would become the Space Race. Sputnik-1 became the first man-made satellite…

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Progress M-29M completes fast track ISS resupply run


A Russian Progress resupply ship completed its six-hour trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz-U rocket…

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Russia’s Rokot launches with 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 along…

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Russian Proton M successfully launches Ekspress-AM8


A Russian Government Proton-M was action on Monday, tasked with lofting the Ekspress-AM8 communications satellite on what was a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its DM-03…

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Soyuz TMA-16M trio return back to Earth


Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka – along with visiting crew members Andres Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov completed their journey home on the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday. Undocking…

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Soyuz TMA-18M docks to increase ISS crew size to nine


The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station on Friday, following its Wednesday launch via a Soyuz FG rocket. Soyuz TMA-18M delivered one new Expedition crewmember…

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Russian institute plans all-female simulated moon mission for end of 2015


Following from their Mars-500 “long duration” simulation in 2011-2012, the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia, has announced plans to perform an all-female simulated eight-day lunar circumnavigation…

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RS-41: Cosmonaut duo complete the only Russian spacewalk of 2015


While the astronauts in the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) are working on returning their spacesuits to full service, the Russian segment conducted another, somewhat…

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Suffredini leaves NASA – $490m heads to Roscosmos


The International Space Station (ISS) Program has named Kirk Shireman as its new manager, following the departure of Mike Suffredini. The news came hours after NASA administrator Charlie Bolden…