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Soyuz TMA-19M landing marks Peake’s homecoming


Soyuz TMA-19M has successfully returned Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra, Flight Engineer Tim Peake and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko back to Earth on Saturday. The Russian spacecraft undocked…

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ILS Proton M successfully launches Intelsat 31 despite underperformance


International Launch Services (ILS) has launched its Proton M rocket on Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Russian workhorse – successfully lofted the Intelsat-31 communications satellite on…

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Russian Rokot launches Geo-IK-2 – annoys environmentalists


A Russian Rokot launch vehicle – with a Briz-KM Upper Stage – has launched the Geo-IK-2 (No.12L) spacecraft on Saturday. The launch took place from the Eurockot Pad…

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Russia deploys another GLONASS-M spacecraft via Soyuz 2-1B launch


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

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NASA and Roscosmos discuss ISS suicide plunge requirements


ISS partners – NASA and Roscosmos – have conducted a bilateral Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) to refine procedures relating to the disposal of the Station at the end of its…

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Soyuz 2-1 launches maiden mission from Vostochny


A Soyuz rocket has conducted the first launch from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome on Thursday – carrying the Mokhailo Lomonosov research satellite and two small secondary payloads. Following a…

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Soyuz ST-A launches with Sentinel-1B at fourth attempt


Russia’s Soyuz ST-A rocket has launched with the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1B spacecraft and four small satellites, following three delays – two relating to unacceptable weather for both…

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Progress MS-2/63P resupply mission arrives at the ISS


Russia’s Progress MS-2 cargo vehicle has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This mission is the first of three Russian resupply efforts to the…

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Soyuz 2-1A launches second Bars-M satellite


Russia launched its Soyuz 2-1A rocket on Thursday, successfully deploying a second Bars-M reconnaissance satellite. The launch from Site 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, located in the north…

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Soyuz TMA-20M docks and delivers three new crewmembers to the ISS


A Russian Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft launched three new crewmembers en route to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. Launch occurred from pad No. 1 at the Baikonur…

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Proton-M successfully launches first ExoMars spacecraft


Europe’s ExoMars orbiter has begun its journey to the Red Planet on Monday with its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome atop a Russian Proton-M rocket. The first of…

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Soyuz 2-1B launches Resurs-P at the second attempt


A Russian Soyuz-2-1b rocket suffered a rare pad abort during a launch attempt with the latest Resurs-P (No.3) remote sensing satellite for Roskosmos on Saturday. A realigned launch…

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Year In Space mission ends with Soyuz TMA-18M return


After 340 days in space, the Year In Space mission has ended, following the undocking from the ISS, deorbit, and subsiquent landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz…

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Russian Rokot launches Sentinel-3A


A Russian Rokot launch vehicle – with a Briz-KM Upper Stage – has launched the Sentinel-3A spacecraft for the European Space Agency (ESA) on Tuesday. The launch took…

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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…