Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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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…

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Green light for Cygnus to re-approach ISS for Sunday berthing


NASA managers have approved Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft for a second attempt to rendezvous and berth with the International Space Station. Cygnus required one line of code to be…

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Soyuz TMA-10M docks with the ISS


Another three crewmembers were sent on their way to the International Space Station (ISS), following their launch on Soyuz TMA-10M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday. NASA’s Michael…

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SpaceX show off their Falcon and Dragon nurseries


SpaceX have published a series of photographs showing an array of launch vehicles and spacecraft currently in production for upcoming missions. The images – showing what is the…

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Cygnus delays ISS berthing following GPS discrepancy


Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft was into the final leg of berthing with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, prior to a discrepancy relating to the way the…

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As Cygnus heads to the ISS Orbital already eyeing the future


As Orbital Sciences Corporation’s first Cygnus spacecraft, the G. David Low, conducts a series of tests and rendezvous maneuvers that will bring it within reach of the International…

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Orbital’s Antares launches Cygnus on debut mission to ISS


Orbital Sciences Corporation have launched the first Cygnus spacecraft Wednesday, beginning a demonstration mission to the International Space Station which will verify that the vehicle is ready to…

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Antares rolled out ahead of ORB-D mission – 24 hour delay


Orbital’s Antares launch vehicle is deep into preparations for its second trip into space – delayed 24 hours to Wednesday – this time hosting the debut mission for…

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Soyuz TMA-08M returns Expedition 36 back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-08M undocked from the International Space Station, ahead of successfully returning its three person crew safely to the steppe of Kazakhstan early on Wednesday morning….

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HTV-4 departs following successful ISS resupply mission


Japan’s HTV-4 cargo vehicle has departed the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of a fiery plunge back to Earth. The spacecraft delivered vital supplies both for the crew…

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Root cause breakthrough during Luca’s leaky EMU investigation


The International Space Station (ISS) crew have managed to recreate the substantial water leak in Luca Parmitano’s faulty spacesuit, the cause of the premature end to EVA-23 last…

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Countdowns and Testing – Commercial Space steps up a gear


Several commercial space companies are in the midst of critical testing and launch preparations. While the increase in activity is aimed at successfully achieving differing mission objectives, the…

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Russian duo complete EVA-35 – Luca recalls EVA drama


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin have completed their second spacewalk in the space of a week, as preparations continue for the arrival of the…

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Russian EVA breaks record – EMU troubleshooting continues


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin have completed the first of two spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the arrival of the…

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NASA planners switch next SpaceX Dragon mission to 2014


Planners within the ISS program have manifested the next two Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) missions. Both Orbital’s CRS-1 (ORB-1) and SpaceX’s CRS-3 (SpX-3) missions were initially provided with…

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The amazing space adventures of Michael Foale


British-born astronaut Michael Foale has retired from NASA following an amazing career that saw him fly on six Space Shuttle missions, a Soyuz and two Space Stations. Moving…

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Japan’s HTV-4 successfully berths with the ISS


The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4) automated resupply spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) following its launch into space from the Tanegashima space center in…

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Bringing down the ISS – Plans for Station’s demise updated


The latest meeting of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) was briefed on an updated action plan pertaining to the End Of Life (EOL) scenario for the International…

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NASA Outlines its Plans for Commercial Crew Certification


In a recent conference with its industry partners, NASA outlined the next phase of its strategy to enable the certification of commercial crew transportation systems to and from…