Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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In-space DNA sequencing success looks to increase capability with OA-7


When the SpaceX CRS-9 mission launched to the ISS last July, it took with it a first-of-a-kind experiment to examine the possibility of sequencing DNA in space.  Not…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes homecoming to conclude successful ISS mission


The latest SpaceX Dragon spacecraft concluded her mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Unberthing of the CRS-10 Dragon from the orbital outpost on Sunday began the critical…

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Dextre praised for aiding ISS battery upgrade


Dextre, Canada’s adventurous robot on the International Space Station (ISS), has – along with his team – been recognized by the Johnson Space Center (JSC) for the work…

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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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Commercial rotation plans firming up as US Segment crew to increase early


With Dragon now returned to flight and safely berthed to the ISS, time is ticking closer to the start of commercial crew transportation services to the station. In…

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Progress MS-05 docks with ISS following Soyuz-U swansong


The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, launched the Progress MS-05/66P resupply mission on Wednesday morning aboard the final Soyuz-U rocket in history.  Liftoff from pad 1/5 at the…

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CRS-10 Dragon completes rendezvous and berthing with Station


After lifting off from historic LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, on Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-10/CRS-10 mission has successfully completed rendezvous and berthing…

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SpaceX debuts Falcon 9 launch from 39A with CRS-10 Dragon mission


SpaceX has conducted its first launch from the Kennedy Space Center since the end of the Space Shuttle program, with a Falcon 9 flying from the historic Launch…

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ISS set for first commercial airlock for external payloads and cubesats


The International Space Station (ISS) is set to gain another addition in 2019, with the announcement of a milestone being achieved with the goal of launching a commercial…

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HTV-6 completes death plunge swansong


Japan’s HTV-6 cargo vehicle has completed its destructive re-entry on Monday, February 6, following its departure the International Space Station (ISS) over a week ago. The spacecraft performed…

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Fiery farewell for Progress as ISS prepares for new arrivals


The International Space Station (ISS) crew are busy preparing for new Visiting Vehicles, as one departed this week. The Russian Progress MS-03/64P resupply provided a stunning farewell as…

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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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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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Soyuz MS-03 completes ISS docking with Expedition 50 crew


Following quick on the heels of the Soyuz MS-02 launch on 19 October, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft this week, ahead of…

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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…