Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…