Posts Tagged ‘Soyuz’

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…