Category Archives: ISS

Dragon delivered to Port of Los Angeles after 29 days in space

Capsule of the robotic cargo spacecraft Dragon was delivered Yesterday to Port of Los Angeles from where it will start its journey to another SpaceX facility. Dragon was launched on June 3, 2017 on the top of the Falcon-9 rocket from  LC-39A launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. It delivered to International Space Station 2708 kg…
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OA-7 mission ends with destructive reentry burn of Cygnus spacecraft

Orbital ATK Cygnus S.S. John Glenn spacecraft finished its OA-7 mission on Sunday with destructive reentry performed week after successful unberthing from Unity Nadir berthing port. Cygnus finished its lasting 43 days mission on Sunday. Vehicle was launched from the Cape Canaveral SLC-41  on the top of the Atlas V in enhanced configuration. Spacecraft delivered…
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Dragon after docking, CRS-11 at the halfway point

Dragon robotic spacecraft reached International Space Station yesterday delivering necessary supplies and scientific payload after lasting 48 hours space chase. Dragon reached ISS docking port for the second time, as this particular vehicle already was used for CRS mission in 2014 (CRS-4). Main difference between these two missions was launch vehicle.  On Saturday, when CRS-11…
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Soyuz MS-03 has landed !

Commander Oleg Novitskiy and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned safely to Earth inside Soyuz MS-03.  Mission of the return of two crew members was finished yesterday. For Pesquet and Novitskiy this means of their space journey inside ISS - both reached Rassvet Nadir docking port of the International Space Station inside MS-03 spacecraft on November 19,…
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Additional spacewalk on ISS !

Today we could watch not planned spacewalk performed by crew members of International Space Station. It was sixth EVA in 2017 and another success of ISS crew. Today Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer left Quest airlock to perform service on MDM computer unit, which was installed outside the Station on lab’s power truss. Both MDM units installed in…
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Cygnus docked to International Space Station for the seventh time

Orbital ATK robotic cargo spacecraft Cygnus S.S. John Glenn successfully docked to International Space Station today. It was end of lasting four days space journey for Cygnus. Seventh mission conducted by Orbital ATK under CRS contract started on 18 April when ULA Atlas V rocket in 401 configuration lifted off from Cape Canaveral with extended…
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Service action inside Cupola module !

Crew members managed to change one from panels installed in one from seven windows in the Cupola International Space Station module. Cupola module remains attached to nadir-facing port of Tranquility ISS module since 2010. It is primary observation module of International Space Station mainly used for operating Canadarm2 robotic arm like undocking Dragon cargo spacecraft, controlling docking and undocking of…
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MS-02 on Earth !

Soyuz MS-02 safely returned to Earth with flight engineer Shane Kimbrough (NASA), commander Sergey Ryzhikov (NASA) and flight engineer Andrey Borisenko (Roscosmos) today. In this way Soyuz MS-02 finished its lasting 173 days mission, which started on 19 October 2016, when spacecraft was launched from Baikonur 31/6 launch site and docked two days later to Poisk ISS module…
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Another 3 months in space – Peggy Whitson will stay longer at ISS

Peggy Whitson, American astronaut who remains at International Space Station since November 19, 2016, will stay in space for another three months to finish all scientific experiments started during Expedition 50. Probably after opening hatch of Soyuz MS-03 and entering ISS through Rassvet docking port, she did not expect that her mission will be extended for…
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ISS after another reboost and orbit correction

International Space Station performed short boost yesterday to correct its orbit before planned for following weeks undocking of Soyuz MS-02 from Poisk zenith docking port.  Crew members inside International Space Station surely are cot days before following undocking planned for 10th April. Three members of Expedition 50: Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko (Roscosmos) and NASA astronaut…
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