Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

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Soyuz TMA-14M docks with ISS following array issue


Three more crewmembers have completed a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station on Thursday. Commander Alexander Samokutyaev – along with NASA Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore and Elena…

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Soyuz TMA-12M returns ISS trio to Earth – Dragon up next


Expedition 40 commander Steven Swanson, along with cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, have returned to Earth in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft on Wednesday. The trio undocked from…

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-B in troubling Galileo launch


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B launched two Galileo satellites from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Friday. However, the lofting of the two FOC-M1 (FM01 and FM02) satellites –…

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-B successfully launches four O3b satellites


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B successfully lofted four O3b satellites from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana on Thursday – following launch at 18:55 GMT. This mission was part…

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Soyuz 2-1B lofts Meteor M2 and Scotland’s first satellite


A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket has successfully launched the Meteor M2 satellite along with a number of companions, including Scotland’s first satellite, on Tuesday. Launch of the satellites…

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International trio arrive at ISS following Soyuz TMA-13M trip


NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev have arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday. The trio launched in…

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Soyuz-2-1A launches Kobal’t-M reconnaissance satellite


Russia launches a Soyuz-2-1a rocket carrying a Kobal’t-M reconnaissance satellite on Tuesday. Liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northwest Russia occurred at 17:49:39 Moscow Time (13:49:39 UTC). Tuesday’s mission…

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Russian Soyuz-U launches EgyptSat-2


A Russian Soyuz-U rocket was launched from Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. In what is expected to the last “non Progress” launch of this…

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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…