Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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Dream Chaser flies through another CCiCAP milestone


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully completed another key milestone for their Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) contract with NASA this week. Known as Milestone 7, the Certification Plan…

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Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft berthed following ISS arrival


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft has marked her second arrival at the International Space Station (ISS), this time under its Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) call sign of CRS-1. After proving…

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ORB-1: Antares successfully launches Cygnus en route to ISS


Orbital’s Antares rocket has launched its first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission, lofting the Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The…

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Dream Chaser’s European deal points to multi-role ambitions


The new European allies of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser have officially announced “cooperative understandings” that not only combine a transatlantic engineering boost for the baby orbiter, but may…

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Russian duo break EVA record – Main task suffers issue


Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy broke the Russian spacewalk duration record on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, following…

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Astronauts complete installation of new ISS Pump Module


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the replacement of a failed Pump Module outside the station. The spacewalk, designated US EVA-25, took place on…

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Spacewalkers complete first Pump Module replacement EVA


US astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the first of the planned Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) to replace a failed Pump Module outside the orbital…

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Cygnus ISS mission delayed until January – Three EVAs planned


Orbital’s Antares rocket rolled out to its launch pad on Tuesday. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the cooling system issue on the International Space Station (ISS) –…

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ISS suffers external coolant loop issue – contingency spacewalks planned


The International Space Station (ISS) is currently experiencing an issue with one of its two external ammonia coolant loops, with one loop operating much too cold due to…

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Oleg Kotov manually docks misbehaving Progress M-21M


The Progress M-21M resupply vehicle was manually docked with the ISS, following an extended trip in space towards its arrival on Friday. The vehicle was tasked with testing…

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Soyuz TMA-09M safely returns crew back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:26pm UTC, ahead of a safe return to Earth early on Monday (local time). Fyodor Yurchikhin,…

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Troublesome ISS EVA conducts Olympic torch relay in space


Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy have concluded their EVA-36 spacewalk, which opened with the unique event of conducting an Olympic torch relay on the outside…

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Soyuz TMA-11M docks increasing ISS to nine person crew


The three person crew of Soyuz TMA-11M have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, just six hours and 14 minutes after being launched by their…

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European duo heading for fiery farewells


Two European spacecraft are currently enjoying their final moments high above the planet, as they continue their descent towards a fiery re-entry. ATV-4 – which recently undocked from…

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ATV-4 bids farewell to ISS following flawless mission


Europe’s ATV-4 cargo vehicle has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday morning at 08:55 GMT, completing a flawless mission ahead of its destructive re-entry. The…

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Cygnus ends successful mission with destructive farewell


Orbital’s Cygnus was commanded towards a destructive re-entry on Wednesday, marking the end of its successful ORB-D mission. The vehicle was unberthed from the International Space Station (ISS) and released…

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SpaceX’s next Dragon mission moved to February 11


The next flight of SpaceX’s Dragon has been realigned to a February 11, 2014 NET (No Earlier Than) launch date. The launch will mark Dragon’s first ride on…

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ISS crew: From fixing valves to photographing the spectacular


Despite the government shutdown that had impacted on the majority of NASA, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) are continuing their busy work in space. The…

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Cygnus performing well at the ISS ahead of unberthing


Orbital’s ORB-D Cygnus is into the final leg of its debut mission to the International Space Station (ISS), ready to pave the way the ORB-1 Cygnus – set…

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Orbital’s Cygnus successfully berthed on the ISS


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft made its second attempt to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, resulting in a successful capture and berthing by the Space…