Roscosmos cost cutting will affect also International Space Station – will Russia retreat from ISS ?

According to TASS news agency, in 2016 Roscosmos budget planned for ISS will decrease to $360 million. Will Russian modules became next MIR attached to ISS ? It seems that restructuration of Roscosmos and changing its status from space agency to State Corporation was maybe necessary more than it could be supposed (You can read […]

ISS repositioned and ready for scheduled Soyuz TMA-20M docking

Today International Space Station changed its position with utilization of Progress spacecraft engines. Today International Space Station performed successful orbit correction. Whole correction started at night hours, at 02:05 GMT. After receiving appropriate commands from ground control center, Progress spacecraft docked into ISS, turned on engines and started to move ISS into desired place. Engines […]

First EVA on ISS in 2016 is getting close !

Next space walk on ISS is scheduled for 15th January 2016 and will be 192th maintenance EVA on ISS. This time ISS crew members will perform EVA to replace broken voltage regulator (Sequential Shunt Unit – SSU) fitted into one from eight power channels on ISS. Part, designed and manufactured by Space Systems Loral, failed […]

Tomorrow’s ISS spacewalk confirmed !

NASA confirmed officially that tomorrow members of ISS crew will perform spacewalk. Management of ISS decided that Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra will try to fix blocked rail platform with Canadarm2 robotic arm. Lasting 3 to 3.5 hours spacewalk will start at 13Ł10 GMT. It will be third spacewalk for Scott Kelly (EV1, […]

Busy time before Christmas – surprizing EVA for servicing ISS

It seems that crew on International Space Station will spent time before Christmas not on the wrapping presents. NASA announced on 18 December 2015 about necessity of spacewalk performed on ISS. It is not planned EVA – after last spacewalk for repair cooling system of the ISS (which took place on 6 November, 2015 – […]

First British astronaut finally on ISS – successful launch of ISS Expedition 46

Today is significant day for British contribution in Space conquest. Tim Peake is on ISS! For this moment Tim Peake was waiting probably whole life. He became first British astronaut who has been on International Space Station. Today at 11:03 GMT along with Tim Kopra of NASA and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko lifted off from the […]

Welcome on Earth !

Members of Expedition 45 crew returned on Soyuz TMA-17M to Earth. Today, after 141 days of living on ISS, two astronauts: Kjell Lindgren (NASA), Kimiya Yui (JAXA) and one cosmonaut: Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos) board on Soyuz TMA-17M docked into MRM-1 module to prepare for flight. At 9:49 UTC Soyuz deattached and started to move towards the Earth.  At 12:19 UTC  Soyuz […]

International Space Station repaired – sucessful space marathon finished

Yesterday NASA announced about finishing extraordinary space walk on ISS. Nothing is perfect. It is truism, but refers also to high-end space technology which is ISS. Yesterday on 6th November 2015, at 1030 GMT Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren began lasting almost eight hours extravehicular activity for repairing leaking cooling system. […]