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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…

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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 –…