Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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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…

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Soyuz TMA-17M trio return back to Earth


Expedition 45 crewmembers Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, and Kjell Lindgren have completed their journey home to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft on Friday morning. Undocking from the…

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Berthing Complete: OA-4 Cygnus arrives at the ISS


Orbital ATK’s “S.S. Deke Slayton II” Cygnus spacecraft has completed rendezvous and proximity operations with the International Space Station (ISS), allowing for capture and berthing following a two…

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Cygnus returns to space via Atlas V launch


Orbital ATK’ Cygnus resupply spacecraft finally returned to flight on Sunday following weather scrubs over numerous recent attempts. Riding United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket uphill a year…

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Boeing and NASA progress through critical CST-100 Starliner milestones


Boeing is making impressive strides on a series of tests and technical verifications for their CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. With Boeing and NASA now working through a Test and Verification Control…

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Cygnus trio to conduct tests into spacecraft fires


Three Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft are to play a major role in understanding the threat of a fire onboard a vehicle in space. The Saffire (Spacecraft Fire Safety…

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Astronauts complete EVA-33 spacewalk to reconfigure solar array cooling system


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully conducted another spacewalk on Friday, returning the cooling system on the P6 Truss to its original configuration, following a successful…

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Continuous habitation of ISS: 15 years from Expedition 1


On 2 November 2000, the Expedition 1 crew to the International Space Station docked with the rapidly growing orbital outpost to begin what has become an uninterrupted 15 years of…

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EVA-32: Astronauts complete seven hour spacewalk


Two astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday performing a spacewalk aimed at general maintenance and enhancements of the station. The Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA)…

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Progress M-29M completes fast track ISS resupply run


A Russian Progress resupply ship completed its six-hour trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz-U rocket…

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HTV-5 departs ISS – following slight glitch – ahead of fiery demise


Japan’s HTV-5 cargo vehicle has departed the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday ahead of a fiery plunge back to Earth. The spacecraft – which initially suffered from…

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Soyuz TMA-16M trio return back to Earth


Expedition 44 commander Gennady Padalka – along with visiting crew members Andres Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov completed their journey home on the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday. Undocking…

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SpaceX conducts additional Falcon 9 improvements ahead of busy schedule


SpaceX engineers are busily processing the Falcon 9 fleet for a salvo of missions that will mark the company’s return from the CRS-7 failure. The replacement of helium…

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Soyuz TMA-18M docks to increase ISS crew size to nine


The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station on Friday, following its Wednesday launch via a Soyuz FG rocket. Soyuz TMA-18M delivered one new Expedition crewmember…

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Enhanced Cygnus to help Orbital ATK meet CRS contract by 2017


The first flight of Orbital ATK’s Enhanced Cygnus resupply craft for the International Space Station is set to launch in December atop an Atlas V rocket. Helping Orbital ATK return…

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HTV-5 arrives at the ISS following successful berthing


The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-5 (HTV-5) resupply spacecraft successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. Following its launch into space from the Tanegashima space center…

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HTV-5 Kounotori sets sail for the ISS


Japan’s HTV-5 spacecraft “Kounotori 5” has launched en route to the International Space Station on Wednesday – lofted by a H-IIB rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in…

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Boeing’s CST-100: Progress to Commercial Crew and funding uncertainties


Boeing has successfully completed numerous critical milestones in the first half of 2015 for their CST-100 capsule and commercial crew launch services plan for NASA as the aerospace company continues on its intricate…

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RS-41: Cosmonaut duo complete the only Russian spacewalk of 2015


While the astronauts in the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) are working on returning their spacesuits to full service, the Russian segment conducted another, somewhat…

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Cygnus set for December Atlas V ride ahead of Antares return


Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is set to return to International Space Station (ISS) resupply duties in December, hitching a ride on an Atlas V, prior to resuming operations…