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Progress MS-07 docks after missing out on record rendezvous option


Roscosmos, the federal space agency of the Russian Federation, launched the Progress MS-07 craft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station on Saturday and docked on…

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Progress MS-06 docks; mission to remove Pirs module delayed


Roscosmos has launched – and docked – the Progress MS-06 resupply mission to the International Space Station.  Liftoff occurred at 15:20:13 local time (05:20:13 EDT) from the Baikonur…

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YIR IV: New Horizons returns all data of Pluto, a small world with big surprises


It was the dominant event in spaceflight last year: New Horizons’ rapid-paced, intense scientific investigation of the icy, dwarf planet Pluto – the mysterious little world that once…

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Progress MS-01 departs following off-nominal test


The Russian resupply vehicle Progress MS-01 (P-62) has departed from the International Space Station (ISS) for its End Of Mission (EOM) events. The departure came after a test…

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Upgraded Progress MS docks with the ISS


The first of the upgraded Russian Progress resupply vehicles launched atop the Soyuz 2-1A from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday at 08:44 UTC, prior to docking…

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Continuous habitation of ISS: 15 years from Expedition 1


On 2 November 2000, the Expedition 1 crew to the International Space Station docked with the rapidly growing orbital outpost to begin what has become an uninterrupted 15 years of…

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Stricken Progress M-27M spotted by ISS – Entry path under evaluation


As the Russians continue their evaluations into the failure of the Progress M27-M mission, the resupply vehicle has been spotted passing the International Space Station (ISS). The vehicle…

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Russian Progress M-27M lost in space


A Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket lofted the latest Progress resupply vehicle (M-27M) for what was supposed to be a fast rendezvous trip to the International Space Station (ISS)….

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Proton-M returns to flight with Russian military launch


Russia’s Proton-M rocket has successfully conducted a return-to-flight mission Sunday with the deployment of a military satellite for the Russian government. The mission, carrying a payload named Olimp,…

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Russian Progress M-21M re-tests new Kurs-NA system


A Russian Progress went on a short excursion this week, resulting in a redocking to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The two day free-flying trip for Progress…

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ESA involved in effort to improve the eyesight of spacecraft


The European Space Agency (ESA) will test new rendezvous sensors on their next Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Laser InfraRed Imaging Sensors (LIRIS)…

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Oleg Kotov manually docks misbehaving Progress M-21M


The Progress M-21M resupply vehicle was manually docked with the ISS, following an extended trip in space towards its arrival on Friday. The vehicle was tasked with testing…

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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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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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Progress M-15M re-dock to ISS to test new antenna hardware aborted


The Russian Progress M-15M resupply spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 47P, was set to dock to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time…

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Progress M-14M bids farewell to ISS as M-15M launches


Russia’s Progress M-14M/46P has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and made way for the Progress M-15M/47P, which was successfully launched into orbit atop of a Soyuz-U…

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Europe’s ATV-3 docks to ISS – minor antenna deployment issue resolved


Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-3 (ATV-3) “Edoardo Amaldi” resupply ship docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 10:31 PM GMT on Wednesday, following a five day free flight after…

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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…

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Space Shuttle Endeavour: A New Beginning (Part I)


The Space Shuttle Program was well underway by January 1986 – with preparations marching toward the launch of the 25th Space Shuttle mission, a mission to place a…

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Progress M-08M launches – Managers update status of ISS life support


A Russian Progress resupply vehicle has launched en-route to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, bringing with it fresh supplies for the Expedition 25 crew ahead of…