Monthly Archives: November 2016

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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End of OA-5 mission

Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-5 SS Alan Pointdexter finished its mission in dense layers of atmosphere on November 27. It has spent in space 40 days since reaching orbit on atop of Antares 230 on October 17. It was successful month in space for SS Alan Pointdexter. In spite of fact of delivering over 2300 kg…
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New space control complex for Russian military in Crimea

Russian military is not going to stay behind civilian space organisation, State Corporation Roscosmos. After years of expensive civilian programs like new Vostochny cosmodrome, Russian military also would like to start new project to start modernization their space segment. Russian authorities are not going to limit activities objected for modernization only to spacecrafts and launch…
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Get ready for flight of Kuaizhou-1 light rocket

As it was announced previously by Xinhua news agency, China is going to conduct second launch of one of their latest light rocket launched from mobile platform. Known as Kuaizhou-1 rocket will be launched on December, probably in the following two weeks. China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC) is targeting to December 2016 with…
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EDM crash explained, detailed report in 2017

European Space Agency claims, that have discovered main reason for disaster of their EDM lander during descent maneuver over surface of the Mars on October 19, 2016. But still, for more detailed report with full analysis and case study we will have to wait for 2017. First general analysis and first conclusions given by ESA…
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Next launch from Xichang – data relay satellite delivered to orbit

China has launched today Tianlian-1D, their latest, fourth from series of data relay satellites. Satellite was launched at 15:24 UTC on atop of Long March 3C/G2 from Launch Complex 2 at Xichang Satellite Launch Center. It is fourth from series of data relay and communication satellites designed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Until…
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Cygnus OA-5 has left International Space Station

Cygnus SS Alan Poindexter, cargo spacecraft by Orbital ATK, separated yesterday  from Unity nadir docking port and begun its ultimate one week mission. It is the end of OA-5 mission lasting for 34 days since October 17, when Cygnus OA-5 was delivered to orbit by Antares 230 rocket from  Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport LP-0A launch site.…
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Expedition 50 completed at ISS !

Yesterday three new members of Expedition 50: Peggy Whitson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA) and their pilot and Commander Oleg Novitskiy (Roscosmos) reached friendly interior of the International Space Station after almost two days and 34 orbits of space journey inside Soyuz MS-03. Soyuz MS-03 with three crew members finally reached International Space Station after lasting…
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