Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Soyuz 2-1B successfully launches new Glonass-M satellite into orbit


Russia has successfully launched another Kosmos (Glonass-M) class satellite into orbit, following lift-off of their Soyuz 2-1B launch vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. Launch occurred…

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Fobos-Grunt recovery efforts underway after telemetry is received


After nearly all hope was lost, the silence of the Fobos-Grunt spacecraft has been broken, following a major breakthrough via a European Space Agency (ESA) tracking station in…

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Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft returns to Earth with three crewmembers


The Russian Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft, also going by its US designation of 27S, has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth on Tuesday morning,…

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Russian engineers battling to restore stricken Fobos-Grunt spacecraft


Despite several valiant attempts, Russian experts are still unable to command the Fobos-Grunt spacecraft back to nominal operations – which is required for it to carry out two…

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Russian Zenit-2 launches Fobos-Grunt – Battle on to save mission


A Russian Zenit-2 launch vehicle lofted Russia’s Fobos-Grunt spacecraft into orbit – launching  at 02:16 local time on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome – ahead of its sample return mission to Phobos,…

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Russian Proton-M launches three Glonass-M GPS satellites


A Russian government Proton-M launch vehicle has successfully launched with three Glonass-M – the Russian Global Positioning System (GPS) – satellites on Friday. Launch was on schedule at…

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Lawmakers told shuttle restart questions are years too late


During Wednesday’s Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Hearing – which focused on the Russian investigation into their recent Soyuz failure – the question on restarting shuttle was once again…

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ISS managers prepare for possible de-crew – launches to resume soon


International Space Station (ISS) Program managers are continuing with precautionary preparations for station operations without the presence of on-board crewmembers, in the event that a de-crewing of the…

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ISS managers adjust flight manifest following Progress launch failure


International Space Station (ISS) Program managers are working to re-align resupply and crew rotation manifests following last week’s launch failure of the Progress M-12M/44P spacecraft. The failure of…

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Russia’s Progress M-12M launches toward ISS – fails to achieve orbit


The Russian Progress M-12M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 44P, blasted off toward the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today…

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Cosmonauts conclude eventful Russian Stage spacewalk on ISS


Two Russian cosmonauts have conducted what turned out to be an eventful EVA outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing Expedition…

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Soyuz 2-1a launches with Russian Meridian 4 military satellite


A Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat rocket has launched a communications satellite for the Russian military. The rocket, carrying the fourth Meridian spacecraft, lifted off from pad 43/4 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome…

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Progress M-10M launches on cargo run to International Space Station


Russia’s Progress M-10M spacecraft, also going by its American designation of 42P, launched on Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:05 PM GMT. Following a two…

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Anniversaries: 50 years of human spaceflight – 30 years for Shuttle


April 12, 1961: Yuri Gagarin launches into orbit aboard Vostok 1 to become the first human being to travel into space. April 12, 1981: Space Shuttle Columbia proudly…

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STS-134: Launch date slips to April 29 due to Russian Progress conflict


NASA managers – following negotiations with their Russian partners – have decided to slip STS-134 to April 29. The slip of STS-134 - Endeavour’s final mission to the International…

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Cosmonauts complete Russian Spacewalk on ISS


Two Russian Cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday to perform a spacewalk on the Russian Segment (RS) of the orbital outpost. The spacewalk –…

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Progress M-09M docks to stowage-laden ISS


Hot on the heels of JAXA’s HTV-2 arrival at the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s Progress M-09M/41P spacecraft has docked with the ISS folllowing its launch from the…