Posts Tagged ‘ISS’

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Soyuz MS-07 prepares for final human launch of 2017


The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, is preparing for the final human space launch of 2017.  Three new members for the International Space Station – Anton Shkaplerov, Scott…

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Flight proven Falcon 9 launches previously flown Dragon to ISS


SpaceX launched a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket Friday, deploying a Dragon spacecraft on the CRS-13 resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch was conducted at the…

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Soyuz MS-05 returns crew back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and completed its journey back to Earth with its three crewmembers on Thursday. The vehicle undocked…

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“Flawless” OA-8E Cygnus departs ISS for 12 days of free-flight activities


Following last month’s launch and berthing to the International Space Station, the eighth Cygnus resupply mission to the orbital outpost has departed the ISS for 12 days of…

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Boeing Starliner trio preparing for test flights


Boeing is progressing through various stages of assembling the first three CST-100 Starliner spacecraft – the latter of which will launch a NASA crew on a test flight…

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Dream Chaser through critical landing test, prepares for orbital flights


With Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spaceplane through a successful and critical Approach and Landing Test milestone, the company is now shifting gears to focus on the all-important…

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OA-8 Cygnus arrives and berths at the ISS


Orbital ATK’s Cygnus resupply ship has completed its rendezvous at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday morning. Cygnus launched to orbit on Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from Wallops…

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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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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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CRS-12 Dragon completes her ISS mission with splashdown return


SpaceX’s CRS-12 Dragon unberthed from the ISS ahead of a return to a Pacific Ocean splashdown on Sunday, concluding the spacecraft’s latest resupply mission. Dragon returned with 3,800 pounds…

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Soyuz MS-06 arrives with three more crewmembers for the ISS


Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos along with Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA have completed a fast track transit to the International Space Station (ISS) on…

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Soyuz MS-04 lands as Peggy Whitson ends record-breaking mission


After four and a half months in space, Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-04 returned three spaceflight veterans to Earth – including one who has been on orbit far longer than…

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ASAP still has concerns over Commercial Crew LOC risks


NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) still has a number of concerns over crew safety numbers for the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), notably the guideline Loss of Crew (LOC)…

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Extended Russian EVA complete – conducts satellite deployments


A Russian EVA was conducted outside of the International Space Station (ISS) with two Russian cosmonauts deploying several nanosatellites, collecting research samples and performing structural maintenance. Expedition 52…

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Falcon 9 Block 4 debut a success, Dragon arrives for Station berthing


After launching right on time in a rare single day launch window on Monday afternoon, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for the SpX-12/CRS-12 mission arrived at the International Space Station…

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Soyuz MS-05 returns Station back to full crew


The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has launched three new crewmembers to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-05 vehicle.  Liftoff was on schedule at 15:41 GMT…

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TDRS-M given priority over CRS-12 Dragon as launch dates realign


Launch delays are sometimes part of the equation in determining when specific missions launch in relation to each other.  Sometimes, those delays occur to missions for the same…

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On Atlantis’ anniversary, USA’s future space fleet closing in on maiden flights


The long-awaited return of American astronauts launching on US spacecraft, a capability last seen when Atlantis closed out the Shuttle Program in 2011, is set to return next…

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Reused Dragon returns to Earth after month-long science bonanza


After 30 days in space and 28 days berthed to the International Space Station, SpaceX’s first ever reused Dragon capsule has unberthed from the Station ahead of a Monday…

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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…