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Examining the probable causes of Progress MS-04 failure


In the month and a half since the Progress MS-04 spacecraft was lost in a third-stage launch mishap on 1 December 2016, Russian federal investigators and Roscosmos have…

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EVA-39: Spacewalkers complete the upgrading of ISS batteries


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a long-planned process to upgrade the power storage batteries outside the station. The upgraded batteries will give the…

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Japan’s HTV-6 resupply vehicle arrives at the ISS


Following what was the fifth orbital launch of December, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) HTV-6 resupply vehicle completed a four day journey to the International Space Station…

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Progress MS-04/65P fails during launch to the ISS


The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched the Progress MS-04/65P resupply mission to the ISS on Thursday at 09:51:52 EST (14:51:52 UTC).  The mission was the third of…

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Research on Space Station is “excellent”, faces a backlog of requests


While a great deal of attention was paid to ISS during its construction phase, the Station – a National Lab of the United States – has been entrenched…

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NASA calls time on ISS-RapidScat


NASA has decided to end operations on the International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument, following attempts to return to life after a power issue. Despite…

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Destructive re-entry marks end to successful Cygnus OA-5 mission


After nearly one month at the International Space Station, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-5 spacecraft marked the end to its mission with a destructive re-entry on Sunday. Following a resupply…

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Space Station in good health, prepares for busy Expedition 50 period


As part of the normal review process, NASA has updated the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) on the status of the International Space Station – including its overall health,…

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As OA-7 Cygnus moves to Atlas V, high praise noted for Antares RTF


Citing exceptional and beyond performance expectations on the Return To Flight mission of their Antares rocket during the OA-5 launch of the Cygnus resupply craft to the International…

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Soyuz MS-01 trio return to Earth


Under the command of Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, Soyuz MS-01 undocked from the ISS on Saturday. With NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi onboard, the trio successfully…

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EVA-35 investigation clears suit as ISS prepares for major battery change


An investigation into the water leak in Tim Kopra’s Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) – which forced the early termination of EVA-35 in January – has revealed no hardware…

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OA-5 Cygnus completes journey to the ISS


Orbital ATK’s latest Cygnus resupply ship completed rendezvous and capture operations with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning. The OA-5 Cygnus – packed with equipment and…

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Antares 230 successfully returns with launch of OA-5 Cygnus


Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket returned to flight in a new configuration on Monday, two years after its previous mission ended in an explosion seconds after liftoff. Monday’s launch…

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EVA-37 installs first external HD cameras and conducts TTCR retract task


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed a spacewalk that successfully stowed a now unused spare radiator and also installed the first two hardware elements…

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CRS-9 Dragon completes homecoming, concludes successful mission


SpaceX’s CRS-9 Dragon spacecraft departed from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, following a highly successful Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the orbital outpost. Known as…

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By sea, land and space – Busy week for SpaceX hardware


As the landed booster from the JCSAT-16 mission sailed into Port Canaveral on Wednesday, the next first stage – set to launch September’s Amos-6 mission – is expected…

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SpaceX conducts static fire test on JCSAT-16’s Falcon 9


Preparations for SpaceX’s next launch completed a major milestone late on Wednesday, via the Static Fire test of the Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 pad. This latest…

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NASA positive over synergistic approach for Dream Chaser goals


SNC’s Dream Chaser crew vehicle is preparing for another California adventure, highlighted by a second free flight, approach and landing test in December. Although she was rejected by…

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NASA prepares for first-ever in-space DNA sequencing experiment


With the arrival of the SpaceX CRS-9 mission to the Space Station Wednesday morning, the first-ever in-space DNA sequencer experiment has arrived at the international orbiting lab. The…

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CRS-9 Dragon completes journey to the Space Station


After just over two days of orbital rendezvous activities, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has completed rendezvous and proximity operations with the International Space Station (ISS) ahead of being grappled…