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ILS Proton-M suffers third stage failure during MexSat-1 launch


International Launch Services (ILS) launched their Russian Proton-M rocket on Saturday, carrying the MexSat-1 (Centenario) communications satellite on what was supposed to be a multi-hour flight to its…

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Soyuz 2-1A caused Progress M-27M failure and ISS schedule changes


The failure of the Progress M-27M cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) was caused by issues with the Soyuz 2-1A third stage, Roscosmos announced on Tuesday….

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Progress M-27M re-enters over the Pacific as Russia evaluates schedule


The doomed Progress M-27M resupply ship has met its fiery demise on Thursday night, following its problematic launch last week. In reaction to the loss, Russian planners are…

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Stricken Progress M-27M spotted by ISS – Entry path under evaluation


As the Russians continue their evaluations into the failure of the Progress M27-M mission, the resupply vehicle has been spotted passing the International Space Station (ISS). The vehicle…

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Russian Progress M-27M lost in space


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket lofted the latest Progress resupply vehicle (M-27M) for what was supposed to be a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station (ISS)….

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Russian Rokot lofts another Gonets-M trio


A Russian Rokot launch vehicle with a Briz-KM Upper Stage has launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, carrying the another trio of Gonets-M satellites with…

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Soyuz TMA-16M docks and begins historic one year expedition


A Soyuz FG rocket launched the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome ahead of a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Onboard the…

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Russia’s Dnepr rocket launches Kompsat-3A mission


International Space Company (ISC) Kosmotras has launched its Russian Dnepr rocket from Dombarovsky on Wednesday, carrying the Kompsat-3A satellite for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). The launch –…

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Russian Proton-M successfully launches Ekspress-AM7


A Russian Proton-M was in action on Wednesday, lofting the Ekspress-AM7 communications satellite on what was a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper Stage….

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ISS trio end ISS adventure with Soyuz TMA-14M landing


NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore – along with flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova – bid farewell to their six month tour on the International Space Station (ISS)…

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Soyuz 2-1A launches Russian Bars-M spy satellite


Russia has launched its Soyuz 2-1A rocket on Friday, tasked with deploying its first Bars-M reconnaissance satellite. The early afternoon launch from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome,…

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Soyuz U lofts Progress M-26M – Docks with the ISS


The latest Russian Progress cargo vehicle has docked with the ISS on Tuesday, following its launch on a fast rendezvous, six hour “launch-to-dock”, mission. Progress M-26M (58P) was lofted…

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ILS Proton M launches with Inmarsat-5 F-2


International Launch Services (ILS) opened their 2015 campaign with the successful launch of the Russian Proton-M rocket, this time carrying the Inmarsat-5 F-2 communications satellite – part of the…

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ILS Proton M launches ASTRA 2G


International Launch Services (ILS) has conducted its final launch of the year, with the Russian Proton M launching the ASTRA 2G satellite from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome…

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Resurs-P successfully launched atop Russian Soyuz 2-1B


Russia conducted its second Soyuz launch in the space of two days on Friday, with a Soyuz-2-1b successfully deploying the second Resurs-P remote sensing satellite for Roskosmos. The…

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Russian Soyuz 2-1B successfully launches Lotos-S


Russia’s Soyuz-2-1b rocket conducted its penultimate flight of the year on Thursday morning, successfully carrying the second Lotos-S reconnaissance satellite into orbit in a morning launch from the…

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Russia’s Angara 5 debuts with maiden launch


Russia’s Angara rocket has conducted its first orbital launch on Tuesday morning, flying in its impressive heavy-lift Angara 5 configuration to carry a payload mass simulator into orbit….

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Russian Strela rocket launches Kondor-E


Russia’s Strela rocket has made a rare appearance and launched the latest Kondor radar imaging satellite for the South African military – following its purchase from NPO Mashinostroyenia. Known…

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-B successfully launches four O3b satellites


The Arianespace Soyuz ST-B rocket has launched her mission to loft four O3b communication satellites into orbit on Thursday. The spacecraft are heading to a constellation that is…

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ILS Proton M marks 400th launch with Yamal-401


The Russian workhorse rocket, the Proton M, has conducted its 400th launch in the early hours of Monday, tasked with lofting the Yamal-401 satellite into orbit. The International…