Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

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EVA-38: Frustration morphs into success during Russian spacewalk


Two Russian cosmonauts, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, ventured out into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on Thursday, tasked with carrying out important work – including…

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Russian Dnepr rocket lofts record haul of 37 satellites


A Russian Dnepr rocket launched a record-breaking thirty-seven satellites on Friday morning local time, deploying a cluster of spacecraft for scientific research and commercial operation. The mission departed…

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Russian GLONASS launch spotted by the ISS crew


The launch of a Soyuz 2-1B from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome – lofting another Russian GLONASS -M satellite – caught the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) by surprise…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…