Category Archives: Baikonur cosmodrome

Echostar-21 still without date of launch

ILS, operator of Proton-M rocket was forced to postpone delivering Echostar-21 communication satellite with Proton-M rocket. Launch originally planned for 28 December 2016, still remains without final date. It is possible, that we will see Proton-M climbing over Baikonur Cosmodrome on January - but still we do not know exactly when. Manufacturer of the rocket…
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Progress MS-04 – reasons of anomaly.

Do not praise the day before the sunset - this phrase will be surely remembered by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, who said on November 29, 2016: "The Russian space industry has made a significant breakthrough in the creation of advanced technologies after overcoming a series of defeats, hurtful accidents and catastrophes and…
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Surprising problems during MS-04 mission – Progress lost !

Mission of the Progress MS-04 showed, that even routine mission could bring unpredicted problems. Mission was planned as regular supply flight with fourth from the latest generation of Progress cargo spacecrafts combined with proven and reliable Soyuz-U rocket. Launch was scheduled to be conducted from legendary Gagarin’s Start (Launch Site 5/1) at Baikonur Cosmodrome. Soyuz-U…
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Soyuz-U/Progress MS-04 already rolled out !

Everything is ready - tomorrow launch of Soyuz-u rocket with Progress MS-04 on atop is closing with every hour. Penultimate cargo mission to International Space Station is progressing according to schedule. Yesterday long for 46 m and weighing 313 tons rocket was rolled out from MIK-112 Launcher Integration Facility, where integration process between rocket and…
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Soyuz MS-03 already in space, Expedition 50 in progress

Yesterday Roscosmos conducted successful launch of their latest manned spacecraft, Soyuz MS-03, with three astronauts from Russia, USA and France with mission to International Space Station. Russian State Corporation Roscosmos used for the third time their upgraded version of Soyuz spacecraft in MS version (it was 132th flight of Soyuz vehicle). With three crew members…
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Soyuz MS-02 already on orbit !

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft was successfully launched today from Baikonur Cosmodrome on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Three members of Expedition 49-50 are already in space on their way to International Space Station. MS-02 had not easy launch campaign. After number of problems with spacecraft detected during assembling Soyuz MS-02 with Soyuz-FG rocket, everything seemed to…
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Soyuz MS-02 with new launch date !

TASS news agency announced about setting new launch date for delayed Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft, which was originally planned for September 23 from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The news was unofficial and was given for the first time to public by Russian TASS news agency on September 26, 2016. Source, which was quoted by TASS, claimed, that MS-02, will be…
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Soyuz MS-02 with possible new launch date

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft, with launch date planned for 23rd September 2016, suffers over one month of delay. It seems that International Space Station will remain with only three crew members for whole October. It seems that repositioning of International Space Station performed with utilization of Progress MS-02 on 11th September was a bit…
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Soyuz MS-02 delayed due the technical reasons!

Roscosmos decided to postpone launch of Soyuz-FG with Soyuz spacecraft on atop. Spacecraft with members of Expedition 49 should reach space on 23rd September 2016.  Roscosmos announced about delay in the Expedition 49 schedule on September 17. Mission with launch planned on 23rd September 2016 from Launch Pad 31 at Baikonur Cosmodrome has not new…
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Progress MS-03 launched !

Russian robotic spacecraft Progress MS-03 was launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday at 21:41 GMT. Roscosmos conducted second launch with cargo robotic spacecraft Progress-MS yesterday. It was penultimate Russian resupply mission to International Space Station and second flight of Progress-MS spacecraft in 2016. First mission of upgraded Progress started with launch on December 21,…
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