New Mission Aims to Learn More About the Giant Lightning from Space

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor will be launched to the International Space Station to observe the electrical spectacle that occurs above thunderstorms. The effects of thunderstorms are often observed from the ISS, but something different is taking place above the cloud tops when lightning strikes down. The strange occurrence is called Transient Luminous Events and was […]

Servie action of Canadarm2 enters second phase

After two spacewalks in October 2017 when NASA astronauts replaced old LEE-A grapple from Canadarm2, now time has come to start service action of LEE-B. Latching End Effectors A and Latching End Effectors B are installed on the both ends of the Canadarm2 and let robotic arm to move freely around International Space Station from one […]

Progress arrives to International Space Station

Progress MS-07 arrived with 2.7 t of cargo to International Space Station and docked successfully to Pirs nadir docking port. Progress MS-07 was launched from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 14, 2017 on the top of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket. After spending two days on orbit it reached International Space Station yesterday, on […]

International Space Station after course correction

International Space Station passed through orbit correction maneuver on September 28, 2017 to prepare for docking of Progress MS-07 planned for October. Course correction was performed on September 28, 2017. Mission Control Center in Korolev sent commands to Progress MS-06 docked to Zvezda module since June 16, 2017. Spacecraft was remotely ordered to initialize its […]