Soyuz MS-06 docks after 6 hours flight

Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft with three crew members aboard docked automatically to ISS Poisk module. After launch performed from launch pad 1/5 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 21:17 UTC yesterday, Soyuz MS-06 had reached low earth orbit and begun its chase after International Space Station. Russian commander Alexander Misurkin, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and  NASA astronaut Joe […]

Soyuz MS-04 already on Earth

Soyuz MS-04 capsule with Peggy Whitson (NASA), commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and NASA flight engineer Jack Fischer returned safely to Earth after spending 135 days at docking port of Poisk ISS module since docking on April 20, 2017. Trio get inside Soyuz MS-04 vehicle on Saturday, September 2, 2017. At 18:41 UTC they closed hatch of […]

Soyuz MS-04 docked – launch, flight and docking during same day !

Soyuz MS-04 mission finished after only few hours – Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and Jack Fischer (NASA) spent really short time inside Soyuz spacecraft before it docked to International Space Station’s Poisk module. Expedition 51 started ! This mission was unique basically because docking was performed few hours after start and also because of fact, that […]

ISS welcomes Expedition 50 !

After two days of space journey Soyuz MS-02 finally reached International Space Station. Docking of Soyuz MS-02 with commander Sergey Ryzhikov, flight engineer Andrei Borisenko of Roscosmos along with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, was planned after 48 hours of space travel. Prolonged time of travel to International Space Station was forced by tests of internal systems […]

Soyuz MS-02 already on orbit !

Russian Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft was successfully launched today from Baikonur Cosmodrome on atop of Soyuz-FG rocket. Three members of Expedition 49-50 are already in space on their way to International Space Station. MS-02 had not easy launch campaign. After number of problems with spacecraft detected during assembling Soyuz MS-02 with Soyuz-FG rocket, everything seemed to […]

Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka finally on Earth !

Three members of Expedition 48 returned today from International Space Station inside capsule of Soyuz TMA-20M after 172 days in space.  Return of Jeff Williams (NASA), Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka (both from Roscosmos) started, when their Soyuz TMA-20M undocked from ISS Poisk zenith docking port remaining 415 km over Mongolia at 21:51 GMT. Alexey […]

340 days in space – Scott Kelly, welcome back on Earth !

Everything was according to plan, Expedition 46 Soyuz TMA-18M return safely to Earth after leaving International Space Station. Punctually at 21:43 GMT Sergey Volkov, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko closed the hatch of Soyuz TMA-18M and docked to Poisk module on International Space Station. Sergey Volkov took commander’ seat, Mikhail Kornienko took a role of board engineer on the left […]