Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

Soyuz TMA-03M undocks from ISS and returns to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 29S, has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 12:48 AM EDT/4:48 AM GMT Sunday…

Russian Soyuz-U launches Kobalt-M satellite


In the first of three launches within the space of several hours, a Russian Soyuz-U kicked of a busy Thursday with the launch of the Kobalt-M spy satellite….

Soyuz TMA-04M sends three new crewmembers for busy mission to ISS


The Russian Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft, known by its US designation of 30S, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday (local time) carrying three new crewmembers bound…

Soyuz TMA-22 returns to Earth with three outbound ISS crewmembers


The Russian Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft, known by its US designation of 28S, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and landed safely¬†in Kazakhstan Friday morning after a five…

Progress M-15M docks to ISS amid busy period of visiting vehicle activities


Russia’s Progress M-15M spacecraft, launched on Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) bringing with it a fresh load…

Assessing the Soyuz failure with Meridian – Redressing Russia’s internal woes


Just hours before the Soyuz TMA-03M successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), another Russian Soyuz launch vehicle failed during its task to loft the Meridian-5 satellite…

Soyuz TMA-03M docks to ISS, returns station to six crewmembers for future ops


The Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 29S, successfully docked to the ISS at the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) “Rassvet” Nadir docking port,…

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…

Arianespace Soyuz ST-A successfully launches six satellites


Arianespace have launched their Soyuz ST-A from the European Spaceport “Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG)” in Kourou, French Guiana. The veteran rocket successfully launched Pleiades, SSOT and four Elisa…

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…

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,…

Soyuz TMA-22 docks to International Space Station – de-crew averted


Russia’s Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft has successfully¬†docked to the International Space Station (ISS) after a two day free flight following a flawless launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan…

Soyuz TMA-22 succcessfully launches first crewed mission since STS-135


In what was a critical launch for the Russian space program, the Soyuz FG launch vehicle has successfully lofted the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft into orbit ahead of a…

Progress successfully docks to ISS; Stage set for return of manned Soyuz flight


Just over two months after the launch failure of the Progress 44P unmanned resupply craft to the International Space Station, Russian Federal Space Agency officials have successfully docked…

Progress Launch: Russia successfully resumes Soyuz booster flights to the ISS


Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has successfully returned the venerable Soyuz booster to flight via the launch of the Soyuz-U booster carrying the uncrewed Progress M-13M/45P resupply spacecraft to…

Arianespace Soyuz ST-B in debut launch from CSG with two Galileo IOVs


Arianespace have launched, at the second attempt, their debut Soyuz ST-B from the European Spaceport “Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG)” in Kourou, French Guiana, following a scrub during Thursday’s…

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…

ISS partners prepare to welcome SpaceX and Orbital in a busy 2012


Negotiations between the numerous International Space Station (ISS) partners are starting to result in an exciting 2012 manifest, as Agency vehicles play tag team with new commercial resupply…

Russian Soyuz successfully launches with Kosmos (Glonass-M)


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

Soyuz TMA-21 returns to Earth – NASA confirms new ISS flight manifest


Russia’s Soyuz TMA-21/26S spacecraft departed the International Space Station (ISS) today (Friday 16th September) prior to landing in Kazakhstan a few hours later. Soyuz TMA-21, carrying American astronaut…