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Spacewalkers complete trio of spacewalks


Two spacewalkers completed the third in a trio of spacewalks on the International Space Station (ISS) to complete vital maintenance on the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS),…

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SpaceX science – Dragon delivers experiments for busy science period


SpaceX’s CRS-10 resupply mission has enjoyed a smooth period following its somewhat eventful berthing to the Station last month.  In the two weeks since the cargo craft arrived…

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EVA successfully frees stuck CETA cart outside ISS


An unplanned spacewalk has been completed on the ISS, successfully fixing a stuck transportation cart outside the station. The hardware was preventing the movement of a robotic transporter…

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Progress M-29M completes fast track ISS resupply run


A Russian Progress resupply ship completed its six-hour trip to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz-U rocket…

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Captain Cassidy – From Navy SEAL to Chief of the Astronaut Office


US Navy Captain Chris Cassidy, once described as “Chuck Norris, minus the restrictions of gravity”, has become the new Chief of the Astronaut Office. Capt. Cassidy amassed 182…

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SpaceX conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire ahead of key ISS mission


SpaceX has conducted a Static Fire of its Falcon 9 v1.1 on Friday, a key milestone ahead of Sunday’s planned launch of the CRS-7/SpX-7 Dragon to the International…

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ISS relocates PMM in reconfiguration for future crew vehicles


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and their supporting ground teams have begun the process of reconfiguring the station from its current Space Shuttle-optimised configuration, to a…

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SpaceX Dragon completes CRS-6 mission with splashdown


SpaceX’s CRS-6 Dragon unberthed from the International Space Station (ISS) and was released from the grip of the Station’s “Big Arm” on Thursday. The resupply ship then completed…

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ISS enjoys a reboost after Progress M-26M initially misbehaves


The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been successfully reboosted by the Progress M-26M cargo vehicle on Monday, after aborting the first attempt. The initial reboost attempt…

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CRS-5: Dextre grabs CATS from the belly of a Dragon


Canada’s multi-tasking robot, Dextre, successfully removed the CATS (Cloud-Aerosol Transport System) payload from the unpressurised trunk of the CRS-5/SpX-5 Dragon on Thursday morning. The payload was handed over to…

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SpaceX Dragon homecoming successfully concludes CRS-3 mission


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft has concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with a successful return to Earth on Sunday. The EOM (End Of Mission) events began…

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Canada’s Dextre completes payload removals from CRS-3 Dragon


Canada’s SPDM (Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator), or Dextre as it’s commonly known, has completed the removal of payloads from the Trunk of the SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon spacecraft, which…

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NASA planning ISS module relocations to support future crew vehicles


International Space Station (ISS) program managers and engineers are working on long-term plans to support future crew and cargo vehicles, including the installation of a new docking system…

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EVA-23 terminated due to Parmitano EMU issue


NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano were hard at work outside the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time in only a week. However,…

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SSRMS removes payload from Dragon trunk to mark new milestone


SpaceX’s CRS-2 (SpX-2) Dragon achieved another milestone on Wednesday, as the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) carefully removed a pair of grapple bars from the spacecraft’s trunk….

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SpaceX Dragon to make third ISS visit amid logistics schedule challenges


With less than one week now remaining until the launch of SpaceX’s second operational International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission, preparations to make the orbital outpost ready to…

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Dextre and RRM complete successful satellite refuelling demo


Aboard the International Space Station (ISS) over the past two weeks, Dextre, the Canadian “robotic hand”, and NASA’s Robotic Refuelling Mission (RRM) payload have together made history in…

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Dragon enjoying ISS stay, despite minor issues – Falcon 9 investigation begins


SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is behaving well – bar a couple of minor issues – during its berthed phase of the CRS-1 (SpX-1) mission, as it closes in on…

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Spacewalk Success as second EVA installs troublesome MBSU-1


International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide have successfully installed the Main Bus Switching Unit-1 (MBSU-1) that proved to be troublesome during US EVA-18 last…

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Astronaut duo complete challenging first post-Shuttle US spacewalk on ISS


Two astronauts have stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday on what is the first US Segment-based spacewalk of the post-Space Shuttle era. American astronaut Suni Williams…