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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…

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Soyuz 2-1B lofts GLONASS K-1 satellite


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B has launched the much-delayed GLONASS K-1 Global Navigation satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Launch from a chilly Pad 43/4 occurred at 21:52 UTC on Sunday,…

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The Singing Soyuz: TMA-15M crew arrive at the ISS


Another three crewmembers have competed a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station on Sunday. Terry Virts of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and a tuneful Samantha…

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Soyuz TMA-13M returns crew back to Earth


Another three humans took the orbital commute back to Earth on Monday morning, this time via the Russian Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev of Roscosmos successfully carried…

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Russian Progress M-25M docks with the ISS


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket lofted the latest Progress resupply vehicle (M-25M) for a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of the Progress…

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Russian EVA-40 concludes final ISS spacewalk of 2014


Following two successful US EVA that, among other tasks, saw the failed ammonia Pump Module relocation and Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) changeout, the Russian members of the Expedition…

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Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM6 satellite – orbit unclear


The Russian Proton-M was back in action on Tuesday, tasked with lofting the Ekspress-AM6 communications satellite on a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper…

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Proton-M returns to flight with Russian military launch


Russia’s Proton-M rocket has successfully conducted a return-to-flight mission Sunday with the deployment of a military satellite for the Russian government. The mission, carrying a payload named Olimp,…

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Soyuz TMA-14M docks with ISS following array issue


Three more crewmembers have completed a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station on Thursday. Commander Alexander Samokutyaev – along with NASA Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore and Elena…

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Soyuz TMA-12M returns ISS trio to Earth – Dragon up next


Expedition 40 commander Steven Swanson, along with cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, have returned to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft on Wednesday. The trio undocked from…

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-B in troubling Galileo launch


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B launched two Galileo satellites from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Friday. However, the lofting of the two FOC-M1 (FM01 and FM02) satellites –…

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Russian spacewalkers successfully complete science-oriented EVA


Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a flawless spacewalk on Monday,  focused on science experiments placed on the exterior of the Russian segment of…

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TechDemoSat-1 celebrates ride uphill with a selfie


One of two UK satellites that rode to space on a Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket earlier this month – the innovative TechDemoSat-1 – has passed its Launch and Early…

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Russian Progress resupply ship M-24M docks with ISS


The never-ending run of supply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) continued on Wednesday, with the next Russian Progress cargo vehicle launched on a fast rendezvous, six…

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Soyuz 2-1A launches Foton-M with a crew of creatures


Russia launched its fourth Foton-M research satellite on Friday (UTC) to begin a sixty-day mission for an array of creatures and biological experiments. Liftoff atop a Soyuz-2-1a rocket…

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Angara rocket launches on maiden flight


Russia’s Angara rocket has launched on her maiden flight from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northwest Russia on Wednesday – with a T-0 of 12pm UTC – tasked with a…

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Soyuz 2-1B lofts Meteor M2 and Scotland’s first satellite


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket has successfully launched the Meteor M2 satellite along with a number of companions, including Scotland’s first satellite, on Tuesday. Launch of the satellites…

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EVA-38: Frustration morphs into success during Russian spacewalk


Two Russian cosmonauts, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, ventured out into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on Thursday, tasked with carrying out important work – including…