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Soyuz TMA-17M successfully docks to ISS


A Russian Soyuz FG rocket successfully launched the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft on a six-hour launch-to-docking mission on Wednesday. Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome occurred at 21:02 UTC, followed…

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ILS to launch commercial missions on Angara from 2017


International Launch Services (ILS) has begun to market the Angara launch vehicle for commercial missions. In tandem with Proton-M launches, the Angara will allow ILS to attract additional…

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Debris from old Russian satellite forced ISS crew into contingency ops


Life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has returned to normal after a late conjunction threat forced the Station’s crew into contingency operations. The implementation of Flight Rule…

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Russian Progress M-28M completes critical ISS cargo run


The Russian Progress M-28M cargo ship has successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch on a Soyuz-U rocket. The mission returned the Progress to…

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Soyuz 2-1B launches third Persona-1 spy satellite


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B launch vehicle has successfully launched with the third and possibly final Persona-1 reconnaissance satellite – also known as Kvarts – into space on Tuesday. The…

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Station trio return home on Soyuz TMA-15M


NASA’s Terry Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA and Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos have returned home on their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft following undocking from the International Space Station on…

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ISS dodges Minotaur debris via PDAM


The International Space Station (ISS) conducted a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) on Monday, dodging part of a spent Minotaur rocket body. The space shove was provided by the…

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Russia conducts surprise Soyuz 2-1A launch carrying Kobalt-M


Russia has launched its Soyuz 2-1A rocket in a surprise mission from the Plesetsk cosmodrome at 15:24 UTC. The launch, using a rocket that recently failed during the Progress…

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Russian spacecraft find no ground impacts from failed Proton-M


A fleet of Russian spacecraft have completed an extensive search for ground impact points related to the recent failure of the International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket. Focusing…

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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,…