Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-A launches Sentinel-1A mission


Arianespace launched a Soyuz ST-A rocket on a mission to loft the Sentinel-1A mission into orbit from the European Spaceport “Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG)” in Kourou, French Guiana. Launch…

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Soyuz TMA-12M successfully docks with ISS


Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov, Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev and NASA’s Steven Swanson – riding in the Soyuz TMA-12M – have finally docked with the International Space Station (ISS)…

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Soyuz TMA-10M returns trio to Earth


The three crewmembers of Soyuz TMA-10M have safely returned to Earth, following their landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of Dzhezkazgan. Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov, along with…

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Russia conducts successful debut launch of Soyuz-2-1v


The new Soyuz-2-1v rocket has finally made its debut launch on Saturday. The secretive launch of the new Soyuz – that does not sport any of the boosters…

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Soyuz ST-B successfully launches Gaia space observatory


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B rocket successfully launched the impressive Gaia space observatory from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana on Thursday. The launch – occurring on schedule at…

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Soyuz TMA-09M safely returns crew back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:26pm UTC, ahead of a safe return to Earth early on Monday (local time). Fyodor Yurchikhin,…

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Soyuz TMA-11M docks increasing ISS to nine person crew


The three person crew of Soyuz TMA-11M have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, just six hours and 14 minutes after being launched by their…

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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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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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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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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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Progress M-20M arrives at ISS with spacesuit repair tools


Russia’s Progress M-20M spacecraft, known in NASA’s numbering scheme as Progress 52 (52P), launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:45 PM GMT on Saturday. The spacecraft…

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Soyuz ST-B launches with four O3b satellites


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B rocket successfully launched four O3B satellites from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana on Tuesday. The launch – the second Soyuz to lift-off in…

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Soyuz 2-1B successfully launches with Resurs-P


In the first of two Soyuz-2 launches scheduled for Tuesday, a Soyuz-2-1b flying out of the Baikonur Cosmodrome successfully orbited the first Resurs-P Earth imaging satellite. Liftoff from…

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Russian spy satellite launched via Soyuz 2-1B


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B launch vehicle has lofted the second Persona reconnaissance satellite into space on Friday. The launch was conducted at 18:37 GMT from launch pad 43/4…

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Soyuz TMA-09M docks to ISS following short cut rendezvous


A three member crew set sail for a speedy trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, following launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Riding in their Russian…

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Soyuz TMA-07M returns ISS crew to Earth


The Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft has returned to Earth after undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. The Russian vehicle was carrying a three person crew that…

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Progress M-19M docks with ISS despite antenna issue


The Russian Progress resupply vehicle that launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) two days later, despite some…

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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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USCV-1: NASA planners slip first ISS commercial crew mission to late 2017


The first NASA crew to ride to the International Space Station on a commercial spacecraft may have to wait until at least the end of 2017, after NASA’s…