HTV grabbed by Canadarm2 and berthed to Harmony module

Japanese cargo spacecraft reached International Space Station and it was perfectly grabbed by Canadarm2 robotic arm. Docking was conducted by specialists from ground control center – 4.5 t of supplies and hardware finally arrived ! Lasting for over three days space journey finished as it was planned. Japanese HTV-6 “Kounotori” was launched by JAXA on […]

ESA will continue cooperation under ISS program until 2024

It was rather sure, that ESA will participate in ISS for additional years. But official agreement finishes time of assumptions and opens next period in cooperation with NASA on Low Earth Orbit. It should not be surprising, that Charles Bolden, Administrator of the NASA, expressed his joy after official confirmation of participation of ESA in […]

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 […]

Only 3 days left to Expedition 50 !

Last days on Earth before flight to International Space Station members of Expedition 50 have spent together at Cosmonaut Hotel at Baikonur Cosmodrome space complex. Yesterday mission was finally confirmed by state commission and technical specialists from Roscosmos and launch readiness was announced. Soyuz-FG is already assembled and Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is placed on atop […]

Get ready for Expedition 50/51 !

Preparing for Expedition 50/51 entered into last phase on Earth and on International Space Station. After landing of Soyuz MS-01 with Anatoly Ivanishin, Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi, International Space Station have been occupied only by three crew members: Commander Shane Kimbrough from NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov with Andrei Borisenko, flight engineers from Roscosmos. Expedition 50 with […]

More money for Ariane 6 from EU

European Commission, one of the most vital institutions in European Union, decided to support financially European commercial space sector. Ultimate objective for European space program was finally refined: starting independent space access with Ariane 6 in 2020. 12 billion Euros by 2020 for Airbus Safrane for supporting mainly Ariane 6 project – this is solution […]

Mission Aeolus

Aeolus, the ESA’s wind mapping satellite will be launched shortly. The real-time mapping of earth’s air pressure and other details will be possible when on 21st August, this satellite will take off from European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The much-anticipated launch is being prepared for a journey that will be memorable. The single satellite […]