Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

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Russian EVA duo install Earth-observing cameras


Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskyi ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to install two commercial Earth-observing cameras on the exterior of the Russian…

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Russian Proton-M launches Ekspress-AM5


The Russian Proton-M launched the Ekspress-AM5 communications satellite at on a multi-hour flight to a geostationary orbit via its Briz-M Upper Stage. The Russian workhorse launches from a snowy…

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Russian Rokot lofts three Rodnik satellites


A Russian Rokot launch vehicle with a Briz-KM Upper Stage has successfully launched from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, carrying three Rodnik satellites. Launch took place…

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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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Zenit 3SLB successfully launches AMOS-4 satellite


The Sea Launch company’s Land Launch division ve launched their Zenit 3SLB rocket on a mission to loft Israel’s AMOS-4 telecommunications satellite into orbit. Launch was on schedule…

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Russian Dnepr rocket launches with Arirang-5


South Korea’s Arirang-5 satellite was launched on Thursday atop a Russian Dnepr rocket. The launch took place at 14:39 UTC (20:39 local time) from Site 370/13 at the…

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Russian Strela rocket launches Kondor satellite


Russia’s Strela rocket has finally conducted its much-delayed flight Thursday, launching a Kondor radar imaging satellite for the Russian military. Liftoff from silo 59 at Baikonur Cosmodrome’s site…

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Sochi Winter Olympics torch relay to include ISS spacewalk


In what will be a truly unique event, the Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games will ride up to the International Space Station on Soyuz TMA-11M in…

Russian cosmonaut duo complete a highly successful spacewalk on ISS


Two Russian cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, performing a highly successful Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA), or spacewalk, on the exterior of the Russian Segment…

Progress M-15M re-dock to ISS to test new antenna hardware aborted


The Russian Progress M-15M resupply spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 47P, was set to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time…

Russian Soyuz-FG successfully launches five satellites


A Russian Government Soyuz-FG launch vehicle has lofted five spacecraft – the Russian satellites KANOPUS-V1 (Canopus-B) and MKA-PN1, a Belarusian BKA satellite, the Canadian ADS-1B (ExactView-1) and German…

Russian Soyuz-U launches Kobalt-M satellite


In the first of three launches within the space of several hours, a Russian Soyuz-U kicked of a busy Thursday with the launch of the Kobalt-M spy satellite….

Progress M-15M docks to ISS amid busy period of visiting vehicle activities


Russia’s Progress M-15M spacecraft, launched on Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) bringing with it a fresh load…

Progress M-14M bids farewell to ISS as M-15M launches


Russia’s Progress M-14M/46P has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and made way for the Progress M-15M/47P, which was successfully launched into orbit atop of a Soyuz-U…

ATV-3 raises the ISS to nearly 400km via a reboost – Power Loss Latest


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” raised the International Space Station’s orbit by nearly four kilometers on Thursday evening, aiding the phasing requirements for its Russian cousins….

Cosmonaut duo complete Russian spacewalk outside ISS


Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday in order to conduct a Russian spacewalk, known by its official designation of Russian EVA-30. The…

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Soyuz 2-1A closes 2011 with successful launch of six Globalstar-2 satellites


Russia has conducted the final orbital launch of 2011, as their Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat deploying six Globalstar communications satellites into orbit on Wednesday on behalf of Arianespace and Starsem. Liftoff was on…

Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft launches to International Space Station


The Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft – also known by its US designation of 29S – has launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) from the wintry Baikonur Cosmodrome…

Russian Proton M launches Luch-5A and AMOS-5 satellites


A Russian government Proton-M launch vehicle has successfully launched with two satellites – Russia’s Luch-5A and Israel’s AMOS-5 – on Sunday. Launch was nominal and on schedule at 11:17…

Hope lost for Fobos-Grunt – likely to re-entry early in New Year


Despite a small period of time where it was hoped communications and commanding might be established with the stricken Fobos-Grunt spacecraft, it now appears the Russian probe’s future…