Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

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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…

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Soyuz TMA-08M docks with ISS just six hours after launch


The Russian Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 34S, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:43 PM GMT, carrying three new crewmembers…

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UK’s TechDemoSat-1 to ride uphill on Russian Soyuz


An innovative UK satellite has been confirmed for a late 2013 launch on a Soyuz rocket. Led by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), TechDemoSat-1 (TDS-1) is an impressive…

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Progress M-18M docks with ISS following same day launch


A Russian Progress resupply vehicle launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:41 pm UTC on Monday, before docking at the International Space Station (ISS) six hours…

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Soyuz 2-1A successfully deploys second gen Globalstar constellation


An Soyuz 2-1A has successfully deployed six Globalstar communications satellites into orbit on Wednesday on behalf of Arianespace and Starsem. Liftoff was on schedule at 16:04 UTC from…

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The Soyuz TMA-07M Santa Sleigh docks with ISS


The Russian Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft - known by its NASA designation as 33S – followed up its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday, by docking with the ISS…

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Arianespace Soyuz ST-A successfully launches Pleiades 1B


Arianespace launched their Soyuz ST-A rocket from the European Spaceport “Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG)” in Kourou, French Guiana on Sunday morning, tasking the veteran launch with lofting the Pleiades…

Three ISS crewmembers make pre-dawn Earth return following ISS departure


Three crewmembers of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 33 crew – comprising American astronaut Suni Williams, Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko – undocked…

Soyuz 2-1A launches latest Meridian satellite for the Russian military


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

Soyuz TMA-06M docks to ISS – boosts crew for busy period of activity


The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 32S, has docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on time at 12:29 PM GMT, boosting the…

Soyuz TMA-06 crew set sail on their busy ISS expedition


A Russian Soyuz FG launch vehicle has lofted the next set of International Space Station crewmembers on their Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft. Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeni Tarelkin and former…

Soyuz ST-B launches Galileo twins successfully to orbit


An Arianespace Soyuz ST-B rocket launched from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana on Friday, lofting two Galileo IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites – the early stages of what…

Soyuz 2-1A launches with Metop-B for Europe


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle has launched with the Metop-B satellite into orbit for the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological…

Soyuz TMA-04M crew return to Earth following four-month mission to ISS


The Russian Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 30S, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) early Monday night ahead of a successful return to Earth…

Russia ready to evolve their veteran launcher via Soyuz 2.1v


The Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, are pushing forward with a “light” version of their veteran Soyuz launch vehicle – known as the Soyuz 2.1v. Manufactured by TsSKB-Progress, the…

Progress M-16M succesfully tests new fast rendezvous with ISS


Russia’s Progress M-16M spacecraft, also known as 48P, launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday for a test of a new rendezvous profile that resulted in…

Progress M-15M re-docks to ISS following resolution of Kurs-NA failure


Russia’s Progress M-15M spacecraft, designated by NASA as 47P, has successfully re-docked to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time, following its undocking one week ago….

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…

ISS returns to a six person crew following successful Soyuz TMA-05M docking


The three additional crewmembers of Expedition 32 have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS), following the successful docking of their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft on Tuesday morning. Increasing…

Soyuz TMA-05M launches trio to the International Space Station


The highly experienced Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide have set sail for the International Space Station (ISS) onboard their Russian…