Expedition 48-49 postponed to 7th July 2016

Unexpected issues with Soyuz-MS caused postponing launch of Soyuz-MS which should delivered members of Expedition 48-49 to ISS on 24th June 2016.  It seems that Astronauts Kathleen Rubins (NASA-first spaceflight), Takuya Onishi (JAXA-first spaceflight) and cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin (Roscosmos-second spaceflight) will start their space mission on International Space Station two weeks later. It was not unveiled if launch delay […]

Glonass-M launched from Plesetsk !

Next satellite covering demands of Glonass navigation system was launched successfully from Plesetsk Cosmodrome today at 00:21 GMT. Tendency of developing own navigation systems could be spotted with ease. Roscosmos have just launched Soyuz-2.1B with new Glonass-M n°56 on atop which will be next element of Glonass, Russian navigation system developed by Russian Aerospace Defence […]

Silent enter into GPS market – Tests of Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) completed

After sending in this year three satellites under BDS navigation system China just has announced about positive results of operational tests. China space industry is well known of its dynamic and pace of development. Impressive achievements made in a very short period of time and wide range of activities from commercial launch systems through manned space missions […]

Belarus joins the club – first Byelorussian broadcasting satellite scheduled on 2016

Launch of first Byelorussian broadcasting satellite Belintersat-1 on atop Long March 3B is planned on February 2016 (UPDATE: current date is 15th January 2016). Planned launch site is Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, China. Republic of Belarus is not wide known of its space program. Opposite to Ukraine or Kazakhstan, after collapse of USSR there was […]

Standing between giants – Next Galileo satellites launch planned from Guiana on 17th December 2015

Next two satellites from Galileo program are going to be launched with Arianespace rocket from Guiana Space Centre launch site LCS. Galileo navigation was created by ESA to provide highly acccurate system under civilian management with extended capabilities in emergency applications. Also being independent from Russian Glonass and American GPS have been developed to provide European Union navigation […]